The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) in high-risk rural communities. IHC leads two multi-sector consortiums in Iowa and is facilitating the implementation of a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment and recovery activities. 

The Iowa OUD Consortium is providing targeted support in Appanoose, Lucas and Wayne County. The Marion County GOAL (Guiding Opioid Awareness Locally) Consortium is working collaboratively together in Marion County. 


Iowa OUD Consortium Organizational Chart


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Relevant Documents

  • Iowa Opioid Statewide Strategy (Link) – This living document was established during the RCORP Planning grant by the Iowa OUD Consortium as an overarching guidance document for statewide and local collaborative partners to utilize as they collectively address, implement and promote effective prevention, treatment and recovery evidence-based best practices. 
  • Required RCORP Implementation Core SUD/OUD Activities (Link)

Project Staff 

Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES
Project Director
E-mail: seddonc@ihconline.org

Jennifer Barber, MSM, IADC
Community Health Improvement Consultant
E-mail: barberj@ihconline.org

Lauren Fidler, BBA
Data Coordinator
E-mail: fidlerl@ihconline.org