KU Medical Center partners on rural opioid use disorder grant
November 07, 2018
The University of Kansas Medical Center is partnering with four rural counties in Kansas on planning local and system-level strategies for addressing opioid use disorder (OUD). Called KCORPS, or Kansas Consortium for Opioid Rural Planning and Strategy, the project includes consortium members from Allen, Rawlins, Wilson and Woodson counties who represent health care, behavioral health, public health, law enforcement, substance abuse and several other disciplines. Consortium members and other statewide stakeholders participated in the initial planning meeting on November 8th, which was facilitated by KU Medical Center Vice Chancellor Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., and who will serve as the project director for KCORPS. This 1-year planning grant will position KCORPS for pursuing additional OUD implementation funding in mid-2019, particularly for rural and technology-enabled strategies in Kansas OUD prevention and treatment. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.