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USDA GIA Federal/Foundations Forum: Federal Government and Philanthropy: Addressing substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in rural communities

This event, co-sponsored by GIA and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development took place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Washington at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

To learn more about the event, read the press release here

Presenter Powerpoints

Bureau of Justice Assistance Leveraging Foundation and Federal Resources presentation by Tara Kunkel, Senior Drug Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Working with Philanthropy to Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse: Examples of Successful Partnerships presentation by Danielle Nelson, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Rural and Targeted Programs

Federally Funded Innovation Projects examples from the National Center for Mobility Management\

Video about the Flint, MI Rides to Wellness program 

Community Facilities Program presentation by Perry Hickman, Loan Specialist, Community Programs, USDA Rural Development 

USDA Rural Development Resources for Combatting Opioid Misuse presentation by Anthony Linardos, USDA Rural Development State Director NH/VT

Information Resources

Exploring Overdose Mortality and Contributing Factors through an Interactive Mapping Tool presentation by Alana Knudson of the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at NORC at the University of Chicago.

USDA’s Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information at the state and county level. USDA Rural Development partnered with the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis  to create the Community Assessment Tool. Access it on USDA’s Rural Opioid Misuse webpage (www.usda.gov/topics/opioids) or at opioidmisusetool.norc.org.

The USDA Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse is a first-of-its-kind, one-stop-shop listing of Federal programs for rural leaders looking for Federal funding and partnership opportunities to build resilient communities and address opioid misuse in rural communities. Download it at www.rd.usda.gov/files/RuralResourceGuide.pdf.

Self-printable flyer on USDA Rural Development resources (as listed above) 

Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) Program presentation by Robert (Bob) Ehrlich, Special Projects Coordinator, Policy & Outreach Division, Telecommunications Program Rural Utilities Service, USDA

Grantmakers In Aging resources:  Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders is a publication of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) that offers a general overview of the subject, examples of grantfunded programs, and tips for interested funders. Download at bit.ly/GIA_opioid.

GIA guide to rural transportation Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders. Download it at bit.ly/RuralPubs.

Self-printable flyer on GIA Rural Opioids guide


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