University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)


Sponsoring Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)


Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in rural counties of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire disproportionately affected by SUD. Utilizes innovative technology and telehealth strategies to identify real-time needs in communities, disseminate education and resources on evidence-based approaches, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to providers in order to more effectively address the needs of individuals with SUD and related issues. CORA is one of the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders funded through HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

What This Program Offers

CORA can provide:

  • Technical assistance in conducting surveillance to track substance use and evaluating data to identify treatment needs
  • Ongoing in-person and remote training in the implementation and use of scientifically based assessments and interventions
  • Clinician advisory board offering one-on-one expert consultation in evidence-based treatment and patient-centered care coordination, and seminars/curricula with CME credits available
  • Education and outreach resources, including a learning collective, workshop series, training scholarship, and community-wide webinars
  • Hands-on assistance from mobile teams and remote support through multiple platforms focused on SUD interventions, including treatment for special populations, and for opioid, stimulant, and other substance use
  • Support and information regarding treatment-related topics, such as pharmacotherapies, clinical support aids, behavioral therapies, harm reduction, and treatment capacity
  • Research briefs, data reports, resource and user guides, and other information resources for providers, patients, and stakeholders

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Eligible participants are healthcare providers in HRSA-designated rural counties in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire that are providing or are interested in providing SUD treatment or prevention services.

Geographic Coverage

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont


There is no application process to receive assistance.

To request technical assistance complete the online assistance request form.

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Topics This Program Addresses

Health Education for Community and Patients • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment