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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Rural Centers of Excellence (RCOE) on Substance Use Disorder

The purpose of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)-Rural Centers of Excellence (RCOE) on Substance Use Disorders cooperative agreement is to identify, translate, and disseminate evidence-based interventions addressing substance use disorders in rural communities, with a focus on the national opioid crisis. The RCORP-RCOE recipients will also provide scientific and technical assistance to county and state health departments and other entities as identified to facilitate implementation of evidence-based interventions in rural communities. HRSA awarded RCORP-RCOE to three organizations each with a separate focus area designed to address a different challenge related to rural substance use:

  1. Innovative and effective treatment systems (e.g., hub-and-spoke): University of Vermont
  2. Recovery housing: The Fletcher Group, Inc.
  3. Synthetic opioid-related morbidity and mortality in the Appalachian region: University of Rochester

The RCORP-RCOE cooperative agreement will provide resources and expertise in support of evidence-based interventions for prevention, treatment, and recovery related to substance use.

Keywords: rural, opioid use disorder, substance use disorder, behavioral health, prevention, treatment, recovery, special populations, covid-19, coronavirus

Topics: Behavioral Health Rural Health Social Determinants of Health

Bureau/Office: Rural Health Policy (FORHP)