University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (RCOE)
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Offers technical assistance and information resources to help rural communities identify and implement evidence-based practices to reduce negative outcomes related to substance use disorder (SUD), including the use of synthetic opioids. Provides assistance to communities nationwide while partnering with 20 specific high-need Appalachian counties in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia to combat the opioid crisis. The UR Medicine RCOE 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
UR Medicine RCOE can provide:
- Direct partnerships with 20 high-need Appalachian counties to develop strategies and resources to meet specific community needs
- Technical assistance to communities nationwide looking to independently identify, adapt, and implement SUD programs
- Information resources, including webinars, toolkits, guides, and newsletters, featuring evidence-based practices and highlighting model programs and approaches in rural communities
- Recovery support in New York's Southern Tier region through creation of a recovery ecosystem
Who Can Receive Services from This Program
Eligible participants are public health entities, healthcare providers, local community leaders and organizations addressing or seeking to address SUD.
Nationwide, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, West Virginia
There is no application process to receive assistance.
To request technical assistance complete the online assistance request form.
For additional questions or information:
Topics This Program Addresses
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health Education for Community and Patients • Opioids • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment