The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has announced it will provide more than $634,000 in grants to 10 organizations to help at-risk populations that are struggling with increases in opioid use and overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Institutes of Health officials have outlined additional details on the HEALing Communities Study, a multi-year initiative that will attempt to address gaps in efforts to reach the communities that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic and provide evidence-based interventions for OUD.
The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, part of the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy Management, has launched a website to inform communities and local leaders on what other municipalities are doing to address the opioid crisis and help shape interventions of their own.
As it crafts its next strategic guide, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified four topics to which it will devote special focus during the next five years, according to NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD.
The Foundation for Opioid Response and New York Community Trust are providing $750,000 to Housing Works for a program that aims to improve high-risk populations’ retention and adherence to medications for opioid use disorder.
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative to expand the availability of substance use treatment and recovery support services say they already have collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for November.