Expert Help and Training for Health Education for Community and Patients

Opioid Response Network (ORN)

Provides free training, education, and technical assistance to increase access for communities to evidence-based practices for opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Connects community members with local consultants and technology specialists who are qualified to implement evidence-based practices.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

Offers support services, technical assistance, information, and training to K-12 schools and institutions of higher education to help strengthen their emergency preparedness. Includes information and resources on the development of emergency operation plans, including how to prepare for opioid-related emergencies and support students dealing with substance use issues in rural and urban areas.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (UR Medicine 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.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA)

Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder (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 and special populations with SUD and related issues.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)