Principal investigator Hosig awarded SAMHSA grant
August 13, 2020
Principal investigator Kathy Hosig, associate professor in the Center for Public Health Practice and Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences, has been awarded a two-year Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration Agency (SAMHSA) grant to implement evidenced-based universal prevention curricula to reduce misuse of opioids and stimulants in rural Virginia.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Partnerships for Rural Opioids Technical Assistance
DURATION OF AWARD
2 years: Aug. 31, 2020 — Aug. 30, 2022
The project will build upon two current USDA-funded Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) projects and a SAMHSA-funded VCE project to reduce misuse of opioids and stimulants in rural Virginia. Training and technical assistance through implementation of evidenced-based universal prevention curricula will be expanded to target students in third to ninth grades and their families in 13 additional rural counties across Virginia. Five regional Extension project coordinators will facilitate implementation of project activities and will support local community groups and coalitions that focus on substance use disorder.