OUD In Tribal Communities

May 26, 2023

Opioid use disorder (OUD) affects many communities including the Native American population. Indian reservations are located in rural areas, whereby many people have difficulty accessing the proper care needed. There are many funding opportunities for OUD prevention and treatment, giving the tribal communities opportunities to help their people.

Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grants were put into place by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) to help the tribal communities gain better access to treatment and reduce the number of OUD related deaths. Native American Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible for TOR grants as the grant lasts up to two years.

Atadas, Inc. is collaborating with the Navajo Nation to support their Tribal Opioid Response in efforts to provide disease surveillance, expand access to care, and improve patient retention. The Atadas system will help reach OUD providers and patients across 3 states in a hub a spoke model to support of the Navajo Nation’s efforts to address prevention and recovery of opioid use disorder.

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