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.

Illinois Free and Charitable Clinics' Response to Opioid Use Disorder

PI: Melissa Maguire, MS, LSW

Amount: $49,174
Timeline: March 2020 – 2022

The Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics is working to identify resources and best practices that free clinics can use to serve uninsured and underinsured people in need of treatment for substance use disorder. Its project will provide clinics with evidence-based interventions and help policymakers understand the barriers that vulnerable populations including immigrants and the homeless face in accessing care.

'Get Waivered' National

PI: Alister Martin, MD, MPP

Amount: $581,320
Timeline: March 2020 – 2022

Massachusetts General Hospital is leading a national effort to encourage emergency department physicians to obtain waivers to prescribe buprenorphine using targeted outreach, digital nudges, and other tools of behavioral science. The Get Waivered campaign aims to persuade nearly 7,000 physicians to get waivered within two years. At Massachusetts General Hospital, the campaign led 95 percent of emergency department physicians to become waivered.

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: February 2020 – 2022

Michigan State University, in partnership with the University of Maryland, will be developing a training manual for peer recovery coaches serving low-income, minority communities in Detroit and Baltimore. The manual will guide coaches in providing positive reinforcements and helping those in treatment schedule and engage in valued activities. The school will be studying the effectiveness of the intervention and sharing results with policymakers and treatment programs.

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: $709,349
Timeline: March 2020 – 2022

Addiction medicine experts in North Carolina are establishing a hub-and-spoke system to expand access to medications for opioid use disorder. From hubs at two new addiction treatment programs, staff will provide training and care management support to providers in community health centers and local health department clinics (the spokes) willing to offer treatment for opioid use disorder.

In partnership with and additional funding provided by the Dogwood Health Trust.

State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access

PI: Kitty Purington, JD

Amount: $492,551
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

The National Academy for State Health Policy will work with state leaders from across the U.S. to remove silos that prevent state agencies from developing a coordinated response to the opioid crisis and support them in expanding treatment capacity. In addition to convening leaders for peer-to-peer learning, its newly created State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access will provide policy toolkits and other forms of technical assistance.

California Bridge Emergency Department Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Initiative

PI: Serena Clayton, PhD

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

The Public Health Institute is helping more than 100 hospitals across the U.S. build systems to deliver medications for opioid use disorder in the emergency department and refer patients to ongoing care, a strategy demonstrated to double the likelihood that patients with opioid use disorder will remain in treatment. Its California Bridge model emphasizes outreach, screening, treatment initiation, and the establishment of referral pathways.