Federal Agencies Unveil Resource Guide for Rural Opioid Crisis

ONDCP - Federal Opioid ResourcesThe guide provides a comprehensive listing of federal programs available to help support grassroots strategies in rural communities for tackling the opioid crisis.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) have released the Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse.

The report is one piece of a multi-prong effort by the USDA to provide resources to rural communities struggling with the opioid epidemic:

USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities on a number of fronts:

  • Through program resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery opportunities for those in need. See the many ways your community can partner with USDA (PDF, 528 KB) to meet immediate needs in this fight.
  • Through program resources to help rural communities address many of the deeper, systemic, and long-term issues making these places vulnerable to the opioid crisis in the first place. Our infographic illustrates (PDF, 4.8 MB) how USDA can help rural communities respond to the opioid epidemic by addressing some of the root causes.
  • Through the creation of essential tools for rural leaders to use to understand the impact and cause(s) of the crisis in their community; and tools to understand what federal resources are available to help support grassroots strategies to address this crisis.

For more information:

Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse (USDA)

Opioid Misuse in Rural America (USDA)

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