Our Grantees

FORE is committed to funding a diverse set of projects across the United States. Our grantees are demonstrating innovative, scalable, and sustainable ways to tackle the opioid and drug overdose crisis.

Grants to date:

67

Amount awarded:

$30.8M

The People and Places We Fund

We support partners advancing patient-centered, innovative, evidence-based solutions to the opioid and drug overdose crisis. Our grantees are educating health care providers, patients, and the public about effective strategies. They are developing innovative and effective prevention, treatment, and recovery models, and bringing them within reach of groups that face barriers accessing care. FORE grantees are also helping to identify state and federal policies that could spread lifesaving approaches.

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Faith-Based Support Specialist Training
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Mobile Community-Based Engagement and Retention for Persons with Opioid Use Disorder
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Meeting Patients at the Front Door - Initiating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery in our Nation's Emergency Departments
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Launching the Opioid Crisis Task Force
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Understanding Drug Use Within a Rapidly Changing Supply: An Ethnographic and Toxicologic Investigation to Improve Overdose Prevention and Supply Surveillance Communication
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California Bridge Emergency Department Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Initiative
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Denver Health's Multi-Generational Approach to Prevention and Recovery: A Hub-and-Spoke Model for Families with Opioid Use Disorder
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Equal Justice Works Fellowship: Helping West Virginia Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
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Improving Hospital Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities
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COVID-19 Vaccine Navigators for the Substance Use Disorder Population
PI: Jessica Hulsey Nickel
Amount: 125,843
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Aug. 2021
Area: Public Awareness
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Expanding Evidence-Based Opioid Use Disorder E-therapy Treatment and Recovery Services for Criminal Justice Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
PI: Shawn Rogers
Amount: $49,440
Timeline: Jul. 2020 - Jul. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Faith-Based Support Specialist Training
PI: Seyram Selase, ICPS, CPM
Amount: $164,470
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Jan. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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Mobile Community-Based Engagement and Retention for Persons with Opioid Use Disorder
PI: Mark Fuller, MD, FACP
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Oct. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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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: Mar. 2020 - Dec. 2022
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Foundational Recovery Support for the Collegiate Recovery Field
PI: Timothy Rabolt
Amount: $18,513
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Jun. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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PEERhelp Warmline, Virtual Recovery Meetings, and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training
PI: Casey Carringer
Amount: $73,614
Timeline: Jul. 2020 - Jul. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Launching the Opioid Crisis Task Force
PI: Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH
Amount: $250,000
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Mar. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Understanding Drug Use Within a Rapidly Changing Supply: An Ethnographic and Toxicologic Investigation to Improve Overdose Prevention and Supply Surveillance Communication
PI: Alexandra Collins, PhD and Rachel Wightman, MD
Amount: $564,319
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives and Public Awareness
Cohort: Innovation
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California Bridge Emergency Department Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Initiative
PI: Serena Clayton, PhD
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Aug. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Enhancing and Expanding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Southern Appalachian Communities
PI: Ryan Morrison, MD, PhD
Amount: $581,564
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Feb. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Denver Health's Multi-Generational Approach to Prevention and Recovery: A Hub-and-Spoke Model for Families with Opioid Use Disorder
PI: Lucia Walsh Pedersen, PhD & Christopher Sheldon, PhD
Amount: $1,489,934
Timeline: Aug. 2022 - Jul. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Equal Justice Works Fellowship: Helping West Virginia Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
PI: Emily Neely
Amount: $124,000
Timeline: Sep. 2021 - Sep. 2023
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Peer Recovery Support Services Vaccine Outreach Project
PI: Patty McCarthy, MS
Amount: $50,154
Timeline: May 2021 - Aug. 2021
Area: Public Awareness
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Improving Hospital Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities
PI: Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH
Amount: $568,283
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Jul. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Doing Right at Birth: Reducing Stigma and Improving Recovery Through Professional Education and Around Child Welfare Reporting
PI: Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, and Sarah Roberts, DrPH
Amount: $596,921
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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The Effect of School-Based Health Centers on the Medical and Behavioral Outcomes of Medicaid-Enrolled Children Exposed to Parental Opioid Use
PI: Lindsey Bullinger, MPA, PhD & Angelica Meinhofer, PhD
Amount: $439,547
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Prevention
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Opioid Use Recovery, Honoring & Empowering Local Providers (OUR HELP)
PI: Cody Chipp, PhD
Amount: $548,327
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Jan. 2023
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Training Peer Recovery Coaches to Promote Retention and Adherence to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder among Low-Income Adults
PI: Julia Felton, PhD
Amount: $555,934
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Feb. 2023
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Virtual Peer Support Services
PI: Elizabeth Litz, MSW, LSW
Amount: $49,920
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Dec. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Scaling up a Toolkit to Improve Retention and Adherence in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
PI: Jeremy Douglas, LCSW
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Public Awareness
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Illinois Free and Charitable Clinics' Response to Opioid Use Disorder
PI: Melissa Maguire, MS, LSW
Amount: $49,174
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Free and Charitable Clinics' COVID-19 Response Project
PI: Melissa Maguire, MS, LSW
Amount: $40,000
Timeline: Jul. 2020 - Jul. 2021
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Strengthening Families Against Opioid Use
PI: Laura Rodgers, MSW, LCSW
Amount: $375,000
Timeline: Jul. 2022 - Jun. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Leveraging Medicaid to Increase Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access for Justice-Involved People
PI: Gabrielle de la Guéronnière
Amount: $110,000
Timeline: Nov. 2020 - Nov. 2021
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Mitigating the Impact of ACEs on Oklahoma Families
PI: Michael Figgin, JD
Amount: $1,000,000
Timeline: Aug. 2022 - Aug. 2024
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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'Get Waivered' National
PI: Shuhan He, MD
Amount: $581,320
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Feb. 2023
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Precision Epidemiology and the Opioid Crisis: Using Next-Generation Geospatial Analyses to Guide Community-Level Responses in Diverse and Segregated Metropolitan Regions
PI: John Mantsch, PhD, Rina Ghose, PhD, and Peter Brunzelle
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives and Public Awareness
Cohort: Innovation
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The Recovery Telehealth Project
PI: Bobby Brazell, CPSS
Amount: $45,680
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Oct. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Advancing Equity in Urine Drug Testing in Primary Care-Based Buprenorphine Treatment
PI: Mariya Masyukova, MD, MS
Amount: $289,699
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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Project Resilience: Addressing ACEs in Appalachia
PI: Kristen Gingery, MA
Amount: $1,500,000
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Building Access to Care Through Community Health Centers to Treat Opioid Use Disorder / Establishment of North Carolina Regional Addiction Medicine Programs
PI: Shuchin Shukla, MD
Amount: $718,839
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Jun. 2022
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Implementing Family-Focused Interventions in Primary Health Care to Prevent Substance Use Disorders in Adolescence
PI: Natacha Blain, JD, PhD
Amount: $299,843
Timeline: Sep. 2021 - Jul. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Supporting State Policy in Responding to the Opioid Crisis
PI: Jodi Manz, MSW
Amount: $634,385
Timeline: Jul. 2022 - Jul. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access
PI: Kitty Purington, JD
Amount: $492,551
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Jul. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Supporting Opioid Use Disorder Treatment to Recovery through Piloting an Intervention Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Coercion
PI: Carole Warshaw, MD
Amount: $346,261
Timeline: Sep. 2022 - Aug. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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Walking in Strength
PI: McClellan Hall
Amount: $1,476,184
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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The Responses of Addiction Treatment Programs to COVID-19: Impact on Disparities in Treatment Access and Quality
PI: Thomas D’Aunno, PhD & Charles Neighbors, PhD
Amount: $274,999
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Oct. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Impact on Patients of Changes in Provision of Methadone During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study
PI: Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD
Amount: $86,250
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Sep. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Health Technology Applications to Support the Integration of Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorder
PI: Harold Pincus, MD
Amount: $94,595
Timeline: Dec. 2021 - May 2023
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Innovation
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Peer Services in Substance Use Recovery Housing
PI: Holly Fitting, MA, LCMHC, LCDP
Amount: $62,989
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Experiences of Opioid Treatment Programs in Delivering Telemedicine Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
PI: Sarah Hunter, PhD
Amount: $61,098
Timeline: May 2020 - Sept. 2020
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Role of State Policy Changes
PI: Bradley Stein, MD, PhD
Amount: $358,422
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Oct. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Telehealth Treatment and Recovery Project
PI: Savak Mills, LPC-MHSP, NC, CCMHC
Amount: $54,267
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Nov. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Evaluation of FORE’s COVID-19 National Emergency Effort
PI: Jessica Cance, PhD, MPH & Phillip Graham, DrPH, MPH
Amount: $125,621
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Apr. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder into Primary Medical Care: Innovative Payer and Provider Strategies for Improving Treatment Engagement, Retention, Outcomes, and Disparities
PI: Stephen Crystal, PhD
Amount: $525,000
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Nov. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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COVID-19 Impact on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Participants, Treatment, and Outcomes: Disparate COVID-19 Vulnerability and Impact of Unique Natural Experiments
PI: Stephen Crystal, PhD
Amount: $100,000
Timeline: Jul. 2020 - Oct. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Stop Overdose Deaths: Monitoring Comprehensiveness of State Policy to Prevent Overdose Deaths
PI: Scott Burris, JD, and Nicolas Terry, LLM
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Jan. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives & Public Awareness
Cohort: Innovation
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Lowering Barriers, Saving Lives, Reclaiming Health: Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
PI: Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH
Amount: $540,676
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Aug. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Syndromic Surveillance of the Opioid Crisis in Lowell, Massachusetts: Data to Action and Evaluation
PI: Shikhar Shrestha, PhD, Thomas Stopka, PhD, and Jennifer Pustz, PhD
Amount: $475,521
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives and Public Awareness
Cohort: Innovation
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Strategic Plans to Combat Opioid Use Disorder in the State of Alabama
PI: Li Li, MD, PhD
Amount: $410,266
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Dec. 2022
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Evidence for Action: COVID-19 as a Window of Opportunity to Normalize Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Access
PI: Beth Meyerson, MDiv, PhD
Amount: $230,357
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Jun. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Respone
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Substance Use X COVID-19 Data Collaborative
PI: Helena Hansen, MD, PhD
Amount: $106,000
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Evaluating & Sustaining Team Lily, A Multidisciplinary Perinatal Care Program Supporting Pregnant People and Their Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders
PI: Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS
Amount: $1,320,000
Timeline: Jul. 2022 - Jun. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Treatment with Buprenorphine through Telemedicine in a Rural Criminal Justice Setting
PI: Eric Weintraub, MD
Amount: $600,000
Timeline: Apr. 2020 - Apr. 2023
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate’s Mastery & Attitudes (NO STIGMA)
PI: Mary McCurry, PhD, Monika Schuler, PhD, & Jennifer Viveiros, PhD
Amount: $591,485
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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Rapid Implementation of Peer Navigator–Led Telemedicine for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Response to COVID-19
PI: Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH
Amount: $75,000
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Training School- and Community-Based Providers to Prevent and Manage Pain, Trauma, and Opioid Abuse for New Mexico’s Youth
PI: Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG & Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH
Amount: $1,500,000
Timeline: Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Prevention
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Randomized Trial and Analytic Chemistry Innovations to Optimize Drug Alerts
PI: Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD
Amount: $599,488
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Policy Initiatives and Public Awareness
Cohort: Innovation
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Jenna's Project: Supporting Women's Re-entry to Society from Prison and Re-connection with Children
PI: Hendrée Jones, PhD
Amount: $428,899
Timeline: Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Don't Quit the Quit
PI: Maridee Shogren, DNP, CNM
Amount: $599,179
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Jul. 2022
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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COVID-19 Policy Effects on Opioid Use Disorder Patient Services at the Pennsylvania Centers of Excellence
PI: Antoine Douaihy, MD & Janice Pringle, PhD
Amount: $100,000
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Mar. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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Adapting and Testing an Intervention for Families with a Parent in Methadone Treatment
PI: Khary Rigg, PhD
Amount: $1,314,208
Timeline: Jul. 2022 - Jun. 2025
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Northwest Center for Family Support: Building Statewide Capacity to Implement Evidence-Based Interventions in Families with Opioid Use Disorder
PI: Margaret Kuklinski, PhD
Amount: $1,500,000
Timeline: Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Professional Education & Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Prevention
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Improving Access to the Continuum of Care for Opioid Use Disorder for Low-Income Adolescents and Young Adults
PI: Lisa Clemans-Cope, PhD
Amount: $571,183
Timeline: Feb. 2020 - Jul. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment
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Improving Physicians’ Self-Awareness and Attitudes Towards Patients with Substance Use Disorders via a Role-Playing Virtual Tool
PI: Jonathan Avery, MD
Amount: $199,516
Timeline: Aug. 2021 - Aug. 2023
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation
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Digital Peer Support Services for Youth & Young Adults
PI: Ann Herbst
Amount: $50,000
Timeline: Aug. 2020 - Aug. 2021
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response
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