rcorp iowa OUD consortium

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.

The IHC lead the Iowa OUD Consortium through a one-year planning grant and will now facilitate over the next three years, the Iowa OUD Consortium’s implementation of a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The Iowa OUD Consortium will pilot implementation activities in three high-risk Iowa counties and spread identified best practices statewide.

Map of high-risk rural Counties 

Iowa OUD Consortium Organizational Chart

Relevant Documents

  • Iowa Opioid Statewide Strategy – 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
  • Project Work Plan (pending)
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Video – Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the April 25, 2020 National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) has been postponed. Please continue to check https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html for updates. Original post: Mark your calendars for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 25! This day is for addressing the dangers of harmful drug uses and providing communities with education and resources on how to properly dispose of unwanted drugs. Help us spread the word about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by sharing the following video, so we can continue to improve public health and safety. For additional information, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.

Project Staff 

Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES
Project Director

Lauren Fidler, BBA
Data Coordinator