Project Title: Digital Resources to Address Barriers and Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Conditions in OUD/SUD Treatment within Rural Communities Requested Award Amount: $1,999,932 Applicant Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology Applicant Organization Address: 1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY, 14623 Applicant Organization Facility Type: Institute of Higher Learning Project Director Name and Title: Cory Crane, Ph.D., Assoicate Professor, Licensed Psychologist Project Director Contact Information: Phone: (810) 394-9879, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Data Coordinator Name and Title: Tamara Dehay, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist/ President Clover Educational Consulting Group Data Coordinator Contact Information: Phone: (512) 494-4556, Ext. 101, E-mail: email@example.com EIN/DUNS Number Exception Request: No How the Applicant Learned About the Funding Opportunity: HRSA News Release Consortium Members: 1. Rochester Institute of Technology, 2. Western New York Wyoming OB-GYN, 3. Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc, 4. United Memorial Medical Center, 5. Clover Educational Consulting Group Previous/Current RCORP Recipient: FY20 RCORP-Implementation II Apply to FY22 Implementations: No Overlap NBR DRA ARC: Yes - Genesee County, NY and Grafton County, NH fall into the Northern Border Region Commission Target Service Area: Genesee County, NY; Cayuga County, NY; Wyoming County, NY; Grafton County, NH Target Population:The target rural population includes medically underserved and low income adults, children/adolescents, and pregnant women. In Genesee, Wyoming, Cayuga, and Grafton counties, Native Americans and Alaska Natives represent approximately 1.2%, 0.4%, 0.5%, 0.4% of the population, respectively. Summary: The Behavioral Health Team at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) coordinates the efforts of a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and programmers to develop cutting edge personalized healthcare technologies
used for training, screening, and treatment of OUD/SUD and co-occurring behavioral health conditions. The RIT Behavioral Health Team serves as the hub of the nation’s second largest clinical psychology internship training program across six sites with free clinical services offered at RIT and through a city shelter to meet directly the behavioral health and social support needs of the underserved. This synthesis of digital resource development, community networking, and clinical training in culturally and linguistically appropriate, evidence-based treatment for OUD/SUD and related behavioral health conditions will serve as the foundation for the current project. Specifically, our experienced rural consortium will expand digital resources and programming used to 1) address the social determinants of health and the systemic barriers that limit access to care among rural populations, particularly among those that have experienced historically worse healthcare outcomes, 2) recruit, train, and retain providers in a rural target area (Genesee County, NY; Warsaw County, NY; Grafton County, NH) that has a significant behavioral health workforce shortage, and 3) ensure evidence-based and trauma-informed screening, treatment and recovery efforts for clients with dual diagnosis. The program will develop and deploy telehealth, simulation technologies, and evidenced-based digital therapies to combat stigma and facilitate a communal response to OUD/SUD and behavioral health conditions that complicate treatment and worsen prognosis, including trauma, psychotic, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Resources will be personalized and easily accessible to providers, OUD/SUD clients, their families and the community through online access with training to combat technology hesitancy and outreach to community centers (e.g, schools and places of worship) to address internet accessibility barriers.