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Opioid Abuse Community Prevention Pilot Projects

Request for Proposal For Technical Assistance For Opioid Abuse Prevention Pilot Projects (PDF)

The Opioid Abuse Community Prevention Pilot Projects funds technical assistance and training (TA) grants that aim to reduce opioid use through the use of controlled substance care teams.

The Opioid Abuse Community Prevention Pilot Projects must:

  • Be designed to reduce emergency room and other health care provider visits resulting from opioid use or abuse, and reduce rates of opioid addiction in the community;
  • Establish multidisciplinary controlled substance care teams, that may consist of physicians, pharmacists, social workers, nurse care coordinators, and mental health professionals;
  • Deliver health care services and care coordination, through controlled substance care teams, to reduce the inappropriate use of opioids by patients and rates of opioid addiction;
  • Address any unmet social service needs that create barriers to managing pain effectively and obtaining optimal health outcomes;
  • Provide prescriber and dispenser education and assistance to reduce the inappropriate prescribing and dispensing of opioids;
  • Promote the adoption of best practices related to opioid disposal and reducing opportunities for illegal access to opioids; and
  • Engage partners outside of the health care system, including schools, law enforcement, and social services, to address root causes of opioid abuse and addiction at the community level.

Request for proposals: TA grant

Any organization or entity considered to be an Accountable Community for Health that operates an opioid abuse prevention project and can document success in reducing opioid use through the use of controlled substance care teams is eligible to apply for the technical assistance contract.

Request for Proposal For Technical Assistance For Opioid Abuse Prevention Pilot Projects (PDF). If you need this document in another format, please email health.injuryprevention@state.mn.us.

Duration of funding

Applicants may apply for the contract period of October 16, 2017 to June 30, 2021.

Available funding

$300,000 is available beginning FY 2018. MDH cannot anticipate funding to continue beyond FY 2021.

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Prospective respondents who have any questions regarding this request for proposal must submit all questions in writing at: health.injuryprevention@state.mn.us.

In the subject line of the email, include this phrase: TA RFP Question. All questions received and MDH’s answers to those questions and comments will be posted on this page.

Responses to all questions received by the close of business on Thursday, September 14, 2017, will be posted by the close of business, Friday, September 15, 2017.

Responses to questions received earlier will be posted by the close of each business day.

Other MDH personnel are NOT authorized to discuss this request for proposal with responders before the proposal submission deadline.

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