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RURAL OPIOID TREATMENT

AND PREVENTION

WSU Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

CROP-TR

 

This training and technical assistance (TTA) grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) aims to address the disproportionate impact of the opioid epidemic on rural areas of Washington state. 

Led by Dr. Michael McDonell (Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine) and Dr. Elizabeth Weybright (College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences), with faculty from Nursing, Medicine, CAHNRS, and Extension, the WSU Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment and Recovery (CROP-TR) will leverage WSU's Extension system to provide training to rural communities on the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction. 

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM

 

Co-Program Directors

Michael McDonell, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Weybright, Ph.D.
 

Treatment & Recovery Lead Investigator

Liat Kriegel, MSW, Ph.D. 

 

Northwest Rural Health Network

Rural Health Opioid Program

Led by Dr. Liat Kriegel, the BHI team will support the efforts of the Northwest Rural Health Network (NWRHN), a network of 15 health systems across 10 counties in Eastern Washington, to address the opioid epidemic in rural communities. The Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) will use community based planning and implementation to address individual and community effects of opioid misuse. The goals of the RHOP are to empower rural communities to prevent opioid misuse and provide support and services for those with Opioid Use Disorder. 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM

 

Principal Investigators

Liat Kriegel, Ph.D., MSW

Michael McDonell, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Julianne Jett, Ph.D.

PARTNERS

 

Northwest Rural Health Network

Jac Davies, MS, MPH

Executive Director

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