NIDA & SAMHSA Request Information and Comments for The HEALing Communities Study
OHAIDP is working to facilitate conversations about what a comprehensive response to the national opioid overdose crisis looks like and how the crisis is driving the spread of infectious diseases. This RFI is an opportunity to share examples of the latest evidence and recommendations, strategies being employed, and the progress being made in responding to the opioid crisis impacting Americans across the country.
Please share this notice widely with your networks and submit responses no later than July 20!
NIDA, in partnership with SAMHSA, has recently released a Request for Information (RFI) for the HEALing Communities Study, part of NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative in response to the opioid crisis. The HEALing Communities Study will test the implementation of an integrated set of addiction prevention and treatment approaches in an array of settings in up to three communities affected by the opioid crisis. Through this study, NIDA and SAMHSA aim to define effective strategies to reduce opioid overdose and overdose death, while increasing the number of individuals receiving medication-assisted treatment and the number retained in treatment and receiving needed recovery support services. The RFI seeks input on the design, study outcomes, and necessary partnerships and infrastructure for this multi-site research effort.
To review and submit a response to the RFI, click here.
For more information about the NIH HEAL Initiative, click here.
RFI: @NIDAnews and @samhsagov are requesting examples of the latest evidence and recommendations, strategies being employed, and the progress being made in responding to the #opioidcrisis. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xUWvk