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.

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.

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.

Free and Charitable Clinics' COVID-19 Response Project

PI: Melissa Maguire, MS, LSW

Amount: $40,000
Timeline: July 2020 – 2021

To bolster access to opioid use disorder (OUD) services during the COVID-19 pandemic, IAFCC will provide technical assistance and other supports to help free clinics implement telehealth platforms so that clinicians can proactively reach out to people with OUD. The grantees are also offering guidance to clinic leaders in soliciting emergency federal CARES funds to support their COVID-19 response and sustain these programs over the long term.

'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.