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Coronavirus
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.
Clinical Challenges
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.
Policy/Advocacy
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.
Policy/Advocacy
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.
Policy/Advocacy
American Addiction Centers has entered into a partnership with the NFL Alumni Association on a public awareness campaign to address stigma around addiction and mental health.
Evidence-Based Practices
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.
Policy/Advocacy
A presentation at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit emphasized a person-centered mindset for the activities of rapid response teams targeting overdose survivors.
Policy/Advocacy
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is interested in pursuing drug policy changes for the jurisdiction with the nation's largest jail population.
Policy/Advocacy
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.
Policy/Advocacy
Racing for Lives will emphasize the urgency of getting opioid-affected individuals and families the help they need.
Policy/Advocacy
Massachusetts' longstanding Access to Recovery program will be using state funds to provide critical housing support to recovering individuals transitioning to life in the community.
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