The Idaho Rural Opioid Prevention and Pharmacy Education Stewardship Project is supported with generous funding from HRSA. I-ROPPES will create better systems of care for individuals with opioid use disorder and their families by linking primary care, law enforcement, community resources, and other services in rural areas across Idaho. It creates a net and does not rely on a single solution to fight the opioid epidemic.
The Arkansas Rural Opioid Use Team and Treatment is generously funded by HRSA. This project is tackling the significant burden of opioid use disorder in rural Arkansas. The project aims to improve prevention, treatment, and management skills related to OUD for primary care teams as a means of increasing the capacity of the system to better manage current patients and prevent the condition in others.
Rural Emergent Alternative Surgical Opioid Non-Use, funded by HRSA, provides expert-guided education focused on opioid-sparing analgesia guidelines to health care providers, patients, and families to mitigate surgically-gated opioid use disorder at one-year follow-up. A standard of care will be developed for providers, patients, and parents/legal guardians to communicate with surgeons and anesthesiologists on how to request non-opioid surgical options.