This project collectively builds on existing partnerships with local, regional, state and national agencies to address the opioid crisis in rural communities. The work uses a recovery capital framework, which actively promotes community protective factors and reduces the impact of risk factors. This project works to prevent opioid use and support sustained recovery by:
- Engaging with communities and community partners.
- Enhancing opioid prevention efforts.
- Building effective and sustainable systems and supports to reduce overdoses.
- Expanding understanding and options for treatment.
We work with the following universities, Tribal nations and public health agencies:
- University of Minnesota Extension
- University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy-Duluth
- South Dakota State University
- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
- Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
- Fort Thompson - Crow Creek
- Lower Brule
- Aitkin County Health & Human Services
- Itasca County Health & Human Services
- St. Louis County Public Health
- Pine County Public Health & Human Services