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Washington State University (WSU) and Oregon State University (OSU) have joined forces for the Region 10 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
 

Under the leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Weybright from WSU, Dr. Allison Myers from OSU, and Dr. Michelle Peavy from WSU, a diverse team aims to equip rural communities across Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho with training to prevent and address opioid use disorder.
 

Stay tuned for updates on our offerings, including Training and Technical Assistance, Webinars, and Health Innovation, tailored to the unique needs of the Northwest Region.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NW ROTAC RADIO PROMOTION TOOLKIT

The team at ROTAC and OSU have come together and create a radio repository toolkit for our partners to learn and use it to broadcast educational materials about substance use and mental health on radio channels.

This radio promotion toolkit contains resources for how to effectively engage with radio stations and develop content. This includes best practices for connecting with local radio stations, a breakdown of different options for radio outreach, sample interview guides, public service announcement (PSA) scripts, and phone and email templates for connecting with radio partners.

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN DOING
WHAT WE KNOW WORKS

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Spanning the health continuum

We provide training and support every step of the way, across the behavioral health continuum from health promotion and harm reduction through prevention, treatment, and recovery. 

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Leveraging

cooperative extension

We leverage the infrastructure and relationships within each state’s Cooperative Extension System to reach rural communities. Extension supports people in using
research-based knowledge to improve their lives. 

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UNIVERSAL

Provide resources you can access with minimal assistance from staff. These include newsletters, web libraries of resources and tools, and county-level resource guides.  

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Serving rural and diverse communities

Recognizing the unique needs of our region, we are committed to collaborating with tribal organizations, as well as organizations serving other diverse populations such as agricultural workers, youth, people in recovery, and people with co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.

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TARGETED

Provide focused support through trainings and events for those interested in specific programs or approaches. This includes trainings, resources, and support for specialized groups of providers. 

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INTENSIVE

Focus on stable, on-going relationship to support changing policies, practices, operations. This includes training and coaching within communities of practice. 

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OUR COLLABORATORS

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