FORE’s New Annual Report: Measuring Impacts and Launching New StrategiesApril 11, 2023
We are excited to share our new Annual Report, which describes how we’re pursuing our mission to inspire and accelerate action to end the opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose crisis.
In the report, we share some of the real-world outcomes of our first grant programs, launched in 2020, to expand access to treatment for OUD and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, our grantees have:
- Helped nearly 6,000 people gain access to treatment
- Trained more than 4,600 providers to identify people with OUD and deliver evidence-based treatment
- And engaged 400 people with lived experience of OUD to help others find treatment and recovery supports
We also share the exciting work that our grantees are pursuing in two new programs:
- Engaging and Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose. With $12.6 million in grants to 12 organizations, this program focuses on preventing OUD and other substance use disorders. It takes a holistic approach, seeking to prevent problems by preventing the traumatic experiences and social circumstances that can fuel substance use.
- Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge. Also in 2022, FORE awarded $4.8 million to 11 organizations focused on solving some of the most intractable problems in the OUD and drug overdose crisis. Some grantees are seeking to reduce the stigma against people coping with addictions among health care providers, clergy, and other professionals, while others are gathering more timely and actionable data to shape responses to the evolving crisis.
Seeing the real-world impacts of our work has been immensely gratifying, and we’ve also appreciated the widespread and creative responses to our newest grant programs. We know that it will take all of us, working together in different ways, to end the OUD and overdose crisis.