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Rural Community Toolbox on Addressing Opioid Use Disorders

Thursday, July 16, 2020



A website with information to help rural areas address opioid use disorders (OUD) has been developed by the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The Rural Community Toolbox reportedly pulls together information from 16 federal agencies and includes these categories of tools:

  • Funding information from federal programs, by type, with icons indicating what programs are "inactive"​
  • Treatment and services (e.g., a hotline, treatment and support programs at various federal agencies), along with services grouped by type (e.g., housing, employment, justice)
  • A Community Assessment Tool--a map-based database of Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States

​Other categories of help include maps, videos, reports, and a Rural Community Action Guide with tips on addressing OUD and promising practices.

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