Our Grantees

We support partners advancing patient-centered, innovative, evidence-based solutions to make the greatest impact on the crisis. Our grantees are educating health care providers, patients, and the public, developing innovative and effective treatment models, and informing payment and other policies to ensure access to care.

Mobile Community-Based Engagement and Retention for Persons with Opioid Use Disorder

PI: Stuart Fisk, CRNP, MSN

Amount: $600,000
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

Allegheny Health Network dispatches mobile teams of paramedics and addiction medicine specialists to remote areas in Western Pennsylvania where overdose rates are high and treatment options are limited. The teams, which also include pharmacy and mental health specialists as well as nurse practitioners and recovery specialists, offer medications for opioid use disorder and social supports to engage patients and retain them in treatment.


Meeting Patients at the Front Door - Initiating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery in our Nation's Emergency Departments

PI: Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

Amount: $589,986
Timeline: March 2020 – 2022

The American College of Emergency Physicians is using proven quality improvement techniques and performance benchmarking to promote best practices for treating opioid use disorder in emergency departments across the U.S., a critical point of entry for patients. The goal is to make medications for opioid use disorder initiation and naloxone dispensation in emergency departments the norm.

Opioid Use Recovery, Honoring & Empowering Local Providers (OUR HELP)

PI: Cody Chipp, PhD

Amount: $548,327
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

Tribal health organizations in remote, rural communities in Alaska will be enhancing their capacity to deliver medications for opioid use disorder through technical assistance and telehealth consultations with addiction medicine specialists in urban areas. The project aims to reach 80 percent of rural tribal health organizations within two years by arming clinicians and administrators with new outreach and engagement strategies.

Enhancing and Expanding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Southern Appalachian Communities

PI: Michael Brumage, MD, MPH, FACP

Amount: $581,564
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

Cabin Creek Health System in West Virginia is striving to break the intergenerational cycle of substance use by engaging families in a patient’s treatment and recovery plan. Its comprehensive medication-based treatment model also promotes educational and vocational training to help patients sustain their recovery.

Improving Hospital Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities

PI: Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH

Amount: $568,283
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

The Foundation for Healthy Communities is creating a pathway for low-resource hospitals in New Hampshire to offer inpatient care for patients experiencing opioid use disorder. The foundation will engage staff and patients in co-designing services and rely on a learning collaborative to guide hospitals through the testing and implementation of new interventions.

Scaling up a Toolkit to Improve Retention and Adherence in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

PI: Jeremy Douglas, LCSW

Amount: $600,000
Timeline: March 2020 – 2022

Housing Works is helping to remove barriers to treatment and improve retention rates for patients living at or beneath the poverty line in New York City. Many of its clients are homeless or at risk for homelessness. The organization will be leveraging social networking strategies to recruit and motivate clients and tapping peer support workers and a collaborative care model to engage them.

In partnership with and additional funding provided by The New York Community Trust.