Prescription Drug Overdose and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a growing concern in Montana, affecting individuals and families of all ages and economic backgrounds. Since 2000, more than 700 Montanans have died from an opioid overdose. An estimated 64,000 Montanans have a SUD, ninety percent of whom are not receiving treatment.
To address these issues, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) – Injury Prevention Program received funding in September of 2016 under the Data-Driven Initiative Prevention (DDPI) cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The DDPI Mini-Grant Proposal is to allocate funds to go back into the communities to fund Evidence-Based Youth Primary Prevention educational activities identify priorities to reduce prescription drug abuse and/or overdose deaths in Montana. These grants are to implement positive change related to drug overdose morbidity and mortality across Montana.
Priority to proposals striving to implement policy, environmental, or systems change strategies and emphasize evidence-based activity/event/projects that are sustainable or could build upon existing or future programs. Follow the links to learn more and apply:
Data-Driven Prevention Initiative Mini-Grant Proposal
2018 Montana-Opioid Mini-Grant Application Form
***The above opportunity has a deadline of March 20, 2018.***
OPI Staff are here to help:
Tracy Moseman, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.3000
Holly Mook, Project Aware - MT SOARS - 406.444.0773