Equitable Health Outcomes Funding Opportunity

Decreasing Substance Misuse and Overdose Deaths

In recent years, stakeholders in North Carolina have spent considerable time and energy crafting recommendations to confront the complex issues of behavioral health and substance use at the state level. A lack of treatment capacity, high uninsured rates in some sections of the population, and rising opioid overdose deaths prompted the creation of these plans.

Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places North Carolina communities are struggling to reduce rates of addiction to harmful substances and to decrease or eliminate overdose deaths.

Steps to Apply

Overview

Goal

Reduce rates of substance misuse and overdose deaths among the Medicaid and uninsured populations.

Strategies

Conduct community-based evaluation, research, and planning that engages residents in the process to collect data, identify gaps, and determine best practices to address goals.

Convene, facilitate, and coordinate stakeholders to collectively address goals. This could include better coordination within and across systems and regularly convening community partners.

Build community, organizational, and individual capacity in areas with low incomes so that historically marginalized populations can participate in health improvement efforts.

Timeframe for Applications

Call-by date: January 26, 2021

Application deadline: February 16, 2021

Geographic Focus

Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, McDowell counties

Next Steps

If you think you are a fit, assess your eligibility below and then contact us to apply. Or, view all funding opportunities here.

Details

In recent years, stakeholders in North Carolina have spent considerable time and energy crafting recommendations to confront the complex issues of behavioral health and substance use at the state level. A lack of treatment capacity, high uninsured rates in some sections of the population, and rising opioid overdose deaths prompted the creation of these plans.

Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places North Carolina communities are struggling to reduce rates of addiction to harmful substances and to decrease or eliminate overdose deaths.

Organizations and collaboratives in Nash and Edgecombe counties in the northeast; Robeson, Bladen, and Columbus counties in the southeast; and McDowell in the west, are addressing addiction by adopting new policies, collecting and analyzing data, offering programs such as medication assisted treatment and peer support, and raising awareness. This opportunity is for Nash, Edgecombe, Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, and McDowell counties to continue coordinating coalitions, developing regional recommendations, raising awareness, and increasing the capacity of the most impacted communities to participate in system change efforts.

Our mission is to serve residents who are financially vulnerable and to close racial disparities in health care, so we are particularly interested in how communities are addressing the needs of Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, consider the following questions and requirements:

  • Is your organization or work a good fit with the Trust?
  • Are you located or operating in North Carolina?
  • Does your work focus on improving quality of life and health for North Carolinians with low incomes?
  • Do you primarily support populations experiencing poverty?
    • These populations include: individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; the uninsured; and those eligible for Medicaid and/or the free/reduced school lunch program.

Organizations the Trust WILL fund:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Governmental entities

Organizations the Trust WILL NOT fund:

  • Individuals
  • Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
  • Type III supporting organizations
  • Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization

Eligible? Contact us to schedule a consultation.

 

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