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URMC Awarded $6.7M to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities

Amy Schlageter

“This generous award provides a unique opportunity for everyone touched by this crisis to engage with us in identifying and disseminating best practices that work in rural communities,” said addiction medicine expert Gloria J. Baciewicz, M.D.professor of Clinical Psychiatry, URMC Department of Psychiatryand senior medical director of URMC’s Strong Recovery program.

Regional Opioid ​Task Force

Amy Schlageter

With funding through Care Compass Network (CCN), the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the S2AY Rural Health Network has formed a Regional Opioid Task Force to address the opioid epidemic.  The Task Force consists of 12 counties (Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Livingston, Allegany, Genesee, Orleans, Seneca, and Wyoming), spanning from the Southern Tier, throughout the Finger Lakes, and into Western New York.  The Task Force is working to bring awareness to the community, train and inform pr