Expert Help and Training for Community Planning and Coalition Building

National Gang Center (NGC)

Offers a variety of evidence-based resources, information, training, strategic tools, technical assistance, and expert help to communities facing severe and emerging gang problems. Assists with the development of comprehensive strategies to prevent gang involvement, reduce gang-related crime and violence, and improve public safety and well-being in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

Consists of a network of community-based organizations working to eliminate behavioral health disparities and reduce mental health and substance use problems for racial and ethnic communities. Aims to achieve behavioral health equity by providing links to training, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and information sharing to address the opioid epidemic, trauma, and other concerns related to substance abuse.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (RCOE)

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).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)