Our Investment: $5 million per year
*(We are working now to set goals and identify strategies for 2021 and beyond.)
Our Desired Outcome(s): Working toward saving 60 lives annually.
OPIOID PLANNING GRANTS RFP
Dogwood Health Trust is requesting proposals from counties, municipalities, or the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians located in our 18- county service region in Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary, that would like to conduct opioid-related collaborative planning in their communities in advance of the distribution of proceeds from the historic $26 billion national opioid settlement agreement announced on July 21, 2021.
Burke Recovery helps adolescents and adults in Burke County with substance use prevention and treatment. They also serve the community by staffing and handling daily operations of the Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN), a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who network, identify service gaps and conduct strategic planning to reduce substance misuse.
C.A.R.E. identified the Rural Communities Opioid Response – Planning grant available from the Health Resource and Services Administration. C.A.R.E. realized they would be an ideal fit, especially since they had already formed a committee and had the necessary data at the ready.