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Deadline: July 21, 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Health Opioid Program

The purpose of the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) is to reduce the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortia to prepare individuals with opioid-use disorder (OUD) to start treatment, implement care coordination practices to organize patient care activities, and support individuals in recovery by establishing new or enhancing existing behavioral counseling, peer support, and alternative pain management activities. This program will bring together non-profit entities such as hospitals, primary care practices, substance abuse, treatment centers, social service organizations, and other community groups to respond with a multifaceted approach to the opioid epidemic in a rural community. The program will support three years of funding with the primary goal of demonstrating improved and measurable health outcomes, including but not limited to, reducing opioid overdose morbidity and mortality in rural areas.

Amount: Twelve grants of up to $250,000 each (per year) will be made.

Eligibility: The lead applicant must be a rural public or rural non-profit private entity that represents a consortium composed of 3 or more health care providers. Members of the consortium may be rural non-profit or for-profit entities. Organizations may be in a rural area or in a rural census tract of an urban county. Visit http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/RuralAdvisor/ to ascertain eligibility.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284888

Note: There is a technical assistance webinar on July 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm MST, available at: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/rhop_technical_assistance/

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