Rural Opioids Project

Understanding Opioid Risks in Rural and Micropolitan Communities: Economic Restructuring, Social Disorganization, and Local Responses.

The goal of our integrated research-extension project is to identify and disseminate effective place-based strategies that reduce opioid risks and hazards in rural and micropolitan communities experiencing social disorganization due to economic and farm restructuring. Our project is a collaboration between Iowa State University, Syracuse University, and University of Iowa. This work was supported by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program (Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities), Grant # 2018-68006-27640.

Recent Updates

Presentation - Opioids and Counterdrug Efforts on 2/27/2019
Publication - Opioid Crisis in Iowa
Presentation - Iowa Dept. of Public Health on 12/6/2018
News - Launch of USDA Rural Opioids Project

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