The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative that addresses barriers to treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD). It works toward the HHS goal of ending the opioid epidemic. RCORP is supported through HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Currently MHA manages an RCORP grant focused on a community-wide approach to the prevention, treatment and recovery of SUD/OUD. The grant covers an 11-county geographical area along Montana’s Hi-Line.  The RCORP grant consortium provides training, technical assistance, and resources for stigma reduction campaigns, community development, paraprofessional training, Medication Assistant Treatment (MAT) waiver and implementation education, Integrated Behavioral Health education, and opioid related simulation education for healthcare providers.

Consortium partners include the Montana Office of Rural Health, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Montana Primary Care Association, Montana DPHHS, the Montana Peer Support Network, and Frontier Psychiatry.

For more information on the RCORP grant please contact Shani Rich, shani.rich@mtha.org.

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