The purpose of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) RCORP-Planning projects to Support community members through Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery for Substance Use disorder. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk, rural communities by strengthening the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address one or more of three focus areas at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels: (1) Prevention—reducing the occurrence of opioid addiction among new and at-risk individuals, as well as fatal, opioid-related overdoses, through community and provider education and harm reduction measures, including the strategic placement of overdose-reversing devices, such as naloxone; (2) Treatment—implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT); and (3) Recovery—expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people start and stay in recovery.
The vision of Robeson RCORP Planning Project is that Robeson County will have quality and affordable opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery options that are responsive to service users’ needs and the environmental challenges fueling opioid misuse.
To assist in the development of a community-wide action plan to reduce morbidity and mortality due to opioid misuse in Robeson County.
Community Input: Diverse community stakeholders and service users provide input.
Collaboration: Community stakeholder groups participate and are heard in the planning process. Data-informed decisions: Data and evidence are used to inform decision-making
Robeson Health Care Corporation was awarded the RCORP-Planning grant that will benefit Robeson County and has formed a consortium to include the following: