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Texas Gulf Bend Region Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) Program for Prevention of Childhood Neglect, Trauma & Abuse

Summary: The goal of this multi-institutional, strategic planning proposal is to conduct a comprehensive strategic planning process directed towards the prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD)’s impact on vulnerable populations by establishing the Texas Gulf Bend Region Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP-Planning). This planning will support and expand emergency, clinical and mental health services for prevention of opioid use disorders (OUD) in rural populations.

Principal Investigator (PI): Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN

Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PI):

Interdisciplinary Team:

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Funder Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award 1G25RH33012-01. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Nurse-led Collaborative Integrated Behavioral Health Rural Network (N-CIBHR)

With the Texas A&M University College of Nursing as the hub of an integrated health network, students will have the opportunity to be immersed in clinical education and training while increasing access to care in underserved areas of the state. Federal grant funding awarded in summer 2020 supports efforts to establish an academic-practice partnership with five different clinical sites to provide primary care led by family nurse practitioners (FNPs) strategically integrating with behavioral health services.

The integration of primary care and behavioral health services will include both in-person and telehealth models of care delivery to patients with acute and chronic conditions, and will include a specific emphasis on opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention and treatment.

The interprofessional collaboration outlines the placement of a licensed psychiatric-mental health care professional in a school-based clinic and the expansion of integrated behavioral health services offered by Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. In addition, telebehavioral health services will be offered through the B.I.S. Community Clinic.

 

Meet the research team

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 1 UD7HP37638-01-00 totaling $1.5M with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents of this announcement are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.