May 26, 2021

Team of U of M, tribal and rural counties public health receives award for opioid prevention work

Author: Brainerd Dispatch

In 2020, 173 opioid prevention events included training, technical assistance, community outreach and engagement efforts.
Rural America and the American Indian communities have been deeply and disproportionately affected by the rise in opioid-use disorders and overdose fatalities.
In 2018, a call to action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Extension systems to address the opioid crisis nationally propelled colleagues and partners into action. They include University of Minnesota Ext