USDA Prioritizes Funding to Facilitate Safe Prescription Drug Disposal in Rural Communities

USDA is committed to being a strong partner to local leaders in combatting the opioid epidemic in rural America. Helping rural families find...

The Star Tribune: Opioid Epidemic Drives Thousands Of Minn. Kids Into Foster Care

The number of Minnesota children being removed from drug-addicted parents has reached crisis levels, flooding a state child welfare system that was already...

Substance Abuse Now Accounts For Nearly One Of Three Minnesota Children Being Removed From Their Homes

The flood of children entering the state’s care because of the opioid crisis is further straining a system already taxed. Meanwhile, a clinic...

Potential Partners

This list was compiled by the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup. A printable (PDF) version is available here. Federal Centers for Disease Control...

Mental Health First Aid

Brief Description Certification course to providing education to equip individuals to recognize and respond to mental health crises. The goal of Mental Health...

Generation Rx

Brief Description Educational program started at Ohio State University in the College of Pharmacy. Promotion of safe use of prescription medications and information...