The Steve Rummler HOPE Network's mission is to heighten awareness of the disease of addiction as it relates to the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain and to improve the associated care process. The innovative project will create a resource for Minnesotans struggling with substance use disorder and poverty.
The goal of the project is to develop a resource database that will provide information on all treatment, prevention and education services available within each geographic area of the state of Minnesota. The innovative project will seek to ensure that four outcomes are in place: 1) communities gain knowledge of connections and are linked to resources within their community, 2) Intervention and treatment resources are accessible and known, 3) primary prevention and public health awareness of opioid use disorder and information on treatment options are expanded 4) service gaps, areas lacking resources, and social determinants of health are identified. The beneficiaries of this effort will be the communities in the 87 Minnesota counties and 11 Native nations that will be directly involved in this effort.
Four (4) full-time VISTA members will contribute to the goals of the project by performing activities such as mapping the existing assets and challenges as they pertain to opioid use disorder and overdose, identifying community leaders, organizing a statewide steering committee comprised of NGOs and community leaders who work to relieve poverty and combat addiction disparities in Minnesota, empowering communities to be a voice on this issue, mapping rates of poverty, opioid use and deaths, and social determinants of well-being, identifying services and resources, and creating a statewide application to identify and connect existing resources and services together. The goal of year one is to develop the mapping platform and organize resources and data provided by other VISTA members to tackle poverty and addiction across Minnesota.
Car recommended . Service Areas :
Public Safety , Housing , Health , Technology . Skills :
Web Development and GIS .