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.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN DOING
WHAT WE KNOW WORKS
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.
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.
Provide resources you can access with minimal assistance from staff. These include newsletters, web libraries of resources and tools, and county-level resource guides.
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.
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.
Focus on stable, on-going relationship to support changing policies, practices, operations. This includes training and coaching within communities of practice.