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.

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: March 2020 – September 2021

Jenna’s Project supports women with opioid use disorder who are leaving prison with the aim of helping them avoid overdose and improve their financial stability and independence. The program will introduce women to a treatment and recovery program prior to release and connect them with support and treatment resources for six months to increase their chances for success.

Don't Quit the Quit

PI: Maridee Shogren, DNP, CNM

Amount: $599,179
Timeline: February 2020 – 2022

The Don’t Quit the Quit program aims to improve access to evidence-based medications for opioid use disorder and perinatal and postpartum recovery services for women in rural communities in North Dakota who are pregnant, parenting, and breastfeeding. As part of the program, the University of North Dakota will be providing culturally-sensitive clinical training to health care professionals, doulas, and Women, Infants, and Children program providers.

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: February 2020 – 2022

The Urban Institute is working to identify gaps in opioid use disorder–related services and deficits in substance use prevention, screening, and brief intervention services for low-income adolescents and young adults. It’s also helping to identify Medicaid polices that would help to eliminate them.

Digital Peer Support Services for Youth & Young Adults

PI: Franklin Erickson

Amount: $50,000
Timeline: August 2020 – 2021

Young People in Recovery provides support services to youth and young adults. Both groups are more likely than others to die from drug overdoses, which have increased in 35 states since the start of the pandemic. Through its 54 national chapters, the organization will seek to ensure continued access to recovery services by expanding its digital offerings, including virtual all-recovery meetings, virtual social events, and virtual life-skills trainings. The meetings aim to build a sense of community among those pursuing different recovery pathways and help those in recovery achieve their long-term goals, such as graduating from college or finding housing.