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News from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

On Monday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy convened a public meeting to review a draft report on the opioid epidemic.

The report summarizes initial findings of an investigation by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and makes recommendations for executive-level action steps in policy and funding to increase treatment capacity, expand medication-assisted treatment options and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Recently, the Association of American Medical Colleges acknowledged the rural upsurge of opioid use disorder and made recommendations for outreach and training for physicians on the front line.

Read the full draft report at www.whitehouse.gov

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Other news from Federal Office of Rural Health Policy 

Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program – Aug. 23

Rural Promise Neighborhoods – Sept. 5

Housing Farm Laborers – Sept. 11

USDA Loans for Rural Broadband – Sept. 30

Research to Reduce Tobacco Use – Oct. 11

For more of the latest news from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, visit: www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/