NH Citizens Health Initiative and the University of Vermont are seeking the input of New Hampshire health care providers and community stakeholders to guide substance use treatment efforts in Northern New England. The needs assessment begins with a brief online screening survey. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an e-mail link to a brief online survey (10-15 minutes) about substance use treatment efforts in your community or your clinical practice. You can choose to receive an online gift card in appreciation of your time. The information collected in this survey will help guide the efforts to expand opioid treatment and inform how communities address substance use. Providers and community stakeholders can volunteer to participate in the assessment by following this link: go.uvm.edu/nh
The New Hampshire Baseline Needs Assessment aims to
- Identify our communities’ most important and urgent needs and improve systems of care available for those facing substance use issues;
- Identify ways to support the delivery of evidence-based substance use treatment and trainings for physicians, nurses, and other staff in rural counties;
- Be responsive to increases in substance use and drug-related fatalities resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (NH CHI), part of the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice, is a key partner of the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA) which aims to support the front-line providers of substance use treatment by providing surveillance, education and outreach, and technical assistance to rural communities in NH. You can learn more about the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative at www.citizenshealthinitiative.org and the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction at https://uvmcora.org.