$3M for Rural Health Opioid Programs
The funding can help rural public health programs guide those at risk for opioid overdose into treatment and reduce the death toll in their communities.
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has announced it will make 12 awards of $250,000 per year for three years under the Rural Health Opioid Program.
The purpose is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related healthcare services to rural communities. The program targets reductions in morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortia that connect individuals substance use disorder to treatment and implement care coordination.
Consortia must be composed of three or more rural healthcare providers. The grant requires consortia:
- Identifying individuals at-risk of overdose
- Provide outreach and education on locally available treatment options and support services
- Educate community members on opioid use disorder
- Organize patient care activities
- Support individuals in recovery by establishing new or enhancing existing behavioral counseling and peer support activities
On July 13, HRSA will host a webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST for interested applicants. Attendees can dialin by calling 800-790-1893 and entering passcode: 6456578.
Applications are due July 21st.