A Past Initiative

Rural Community Opioid Response Program

Vision & Overview

WMRHA convened and supported engagement among partners to address the response to the opioid epidemic in the West Mountain Region

Prevention and access to treatment for opioid addiction and overdose reversal drugs are critical to fighting this epidemic. Primary care settings have increasingly become a gateway to better care for individuals with both behavioral health (including substance use) and primary care needs.

With funding as part a grant from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), WMRHA helped to convene and organization clinics and health providers as they are:

  • Expanding access through health centers and other primary care settings
  • Using telehealth to treat opioid use disorder
  • Connecting stakeholders to opioid-related resources
  • Sharing best practices and regional approaches
  • Increasing opioid use disorder training in primary care
  • Informing policy and future investments
  • Addressing opioid-related poisonings and overdoses

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