Project Name: Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Opioid Response Grant
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (LCO) is a Federally-recognized tribe. There are currently 7275 enrolled LCO tribal members with an on-reservation population of 3,000 members.
The project goal is to reduce the unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorders.
The proposed project will continue to evaluate and adapt the Comprehensive Strategic Opioid Response plan; implement the Medication-assisted Treatment program coordinating the Health Centers role along with the services of the Behavioral Health Department and Comprehensive Community Services; interweave cultural practices and activities into the Matrix program; further develop and implement a Peer Support Specialist Program and train at minimum 10 certified specialists; provide personal care, clothing and transportation assistance to those attending outpatient treatment that are experiencing financial hardship;.
The health and behavioral health clinics expect to serve at a minimum 50 unduplicated individuals in the course of 24 months, with the goal of screening at least 80% for the appropriate use of enhanced substance abuse disorder recovery services.