Rural Center of Excellence on SUD Recovery: Training and Capacity Building for Rural Recovery Programs and Services

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ABSTRACT FGI will serve as the HRSA RCORP Rural Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery Housing (RH). The work plan includes the following six projects focused on meeting the HRSA goals. Projects 1 and 2 directly address the HRSA Goal: “Enhancing the uptake, quality, and sustainability of recovery housing in rural settings.” PROJECT 1: RHOAR: A Comprehensive Rural Community Recovery Campus. Activities include the development of the Recovery, Hope, Opportunity, and Resiliency model RH in Arizona, Tennessee and Kentucky. Outcomes, Outputs and Impact will be tracked. Outputs include the development of Toolkits to help communities develop National Alliance of Recovery Residences Level 3-4 RH s. PROJECT 2: Expansion and Development of NARR Level 2-3 RH, Providing Evidence- Based RH Services in Rural Communities. Activities include the development of RH in Colorado, Washington, and Wisconsin. The work plan includes expanding RH capacity in 16 rural Colorado Counties, developing RH in Jefferson County, WA and in Wisconsin working with a coalition to develop RHs in a multi-county rural region. PROJECT 3: ConnectingCare: Training and Technology solutions facilitate care coordination and outcomes monitoring. HRSA Goal: Improving care coordination for individuals living in RH. Activities include the development and implementation of IT support for coordination of care as part of the Deflection Pilot (SB90) in Kentucky. Several applications will be configured to facilitate and track care coordination and patient outcomes. PROJECT 4: Integrating Peers into Rural Recovery Programs and Services: Outreach, Engagement, and Employment. HRSA Goal: Expanding the peer recovery workforce in rural communities. Activities include developing a collaboration with RHs, employers and educational institutions to provide the opportunity for those with recovery lived-experience to become certified Peer Support Specialist. Outputs include the development of toolkits for RHs on how to support PSS opportunities for their residents. PROJECT 5: Recovery to Work–Supportive Employment. HRSA Goal: Increasing access to employment, housing, education, and other supportive services for individuals in recovery. Additional Activities: Ongoing training, support, research, and resource development Title: Training and Capacity Building for Rural Recovery Programs and Services will address several RCOE-R goals. This project is focused on potentially impacting rural communities nationally. The activities include: 1) Engaging community-based and faith-based organizations in rural communities to expand access to recovery services, 2) Providing training and information transfer to RCORP grantees and organizations, State and Local government, and National Organizations to facilitate enhancement of quality recovery services and expand capacity, 3) Supporting Recovery Housing Registry, 4) Maintaining the FGI Recovery Learning Management System; and 5) continue to develop a RH research network. Clearinghouse: In addition to the projects outlined, FGI will continue to work with the other RCOE’s to build and operationalize a joint Clearinghouse. The activities will include: 1) Establish the Clearinghouse to disseminate toolkits, published research, and original research findings enhancing prevention, treatment and recovery programs and services in rural communities in collaboration with the other RCOEs, 2) Establish a Clearinghouse website and maintain and update the website with current materials and research findings, and 3) Conduct original research in RH and RSS on Initiation, Engagement, and Retention in RH and RSS.
Effective start/end date9/1/238/31/28


  • Fletcher Group Incorporated: $205,408.00


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