Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Resources

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Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE)

Provides technical assistance to help establish and expand recovery housing services and evidence-based treatment and prevention programs in over 100 counties highly impacted by substance use disorders (SUD) in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. The Fletcher Group 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)
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)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)

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).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program Inactive

Works to prepare and encourage physicians to practice healthcare in rural communities. Funds the planning and development of programs to train residents in rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, public health, preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication-Assisted Treatment (RCORP-MAT Expansion) Inactive

Provides funds to increase the number of hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in high-risk rural communities. Seeks to provide individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural communities more access points to receive evidence-based MAT and related healthcare and services to support treatment, such as transportation assistance or referrals for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and mental health services.

Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2019
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Information

Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain programs to support access to care for people with disabilities in rural communities. Provides an overview of disability in rural areas, including barriers to care for rural people with disabilities. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Provides an overview of capital funding for rural healthcare, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Community Paramedicine Topic Guide

Provides an overview of community paramedicine in rural areas, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Includes information and approaches that can be used to address transportation challenges and alternatives to travel, such as offering in-home services and health education for patients. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Health and Healthcare in Frontier Areas Topic Guide

Provides an overview of health and healthcare in frontier areas, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Human Services to Support Rural Health Topic Guide

Provides an overview of human services in rural America, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Lessons Learned from the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program

Documents the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program (ROOR), a 2015 pilot grant program administered by HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Includes resources to support related projects and programs, with links to training, data strategies, and outreach tools. Product of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain mental health programs in rural communities. Provides an overview of mental health in rural areas, including barriers to treatment and different factors that impact mental health. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Aging in Place Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain programs to support aging in place for rural residents. Includes information and approaches that can be used or adapted to help aging adults with other health conditions, including those with opioid use disorder (OUD) or substance use disorder (SUD). Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain health promotion and disease prevention in rural communities. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Aging

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on aging in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Children and Adolescents

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on children and adolescents in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Emergency Medical Services and Trauma

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on emergency medical services and trauma in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Frontier Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on frontier health published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Maternal Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on maternal health in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Mental and Behavioral Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on mental and behavioral health in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Substance Use and Treatment

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on substance use and treatment in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Transportation

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on transportation in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness

Provides up-to-date resources, tools, and training to help rural healthcare systems prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 surge. Addresses unique issues and challenges in emergency medical services (EMS), inpatient and hospital, ambulatory, and long-term healthcare settings, covering a wide range of related topics, including healthcare operations, telehealth, behavioral health, and more. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain substance use disorders prevention and treatment in rural communities. Identifies barriers to substance use disorder prevention and treatment in rural areas. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis Topic Guide

Provides an overview of the opioid crisis in rural America and includes information and resources on initiatives and funding opportunities to address the crisis. Covers successful rural model program examples, events, and other tools for prevention, harm reduction, and treatment. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain suicide prevention programs in rural communities. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain tobacco control and prevention in rural communities. Provides an overview of tobacco use in rural areas, including barriers to establishing tobacco control and prevention programs. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Transportation Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and sustain transportation in rural communities. Provides an overview of transportation needs and barriers in rural areas. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Tribal Health Topic Guide

Provides an overview of rural tribal health, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Provides an overview of transportation in rural America as it relates to supporting access to rural health; answers frequently asked questions on the topic; and includes links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Violence and Abuse in Rural America Topic Guide

Provides an overview of violence and abuse in rural America, answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)