Addressing the rural opioid addiction and overdose crisis through cross-sector collaboration: Little Falls, Minnesota

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Abstract

Morrison County Community-Based Care Coordination is a collaborative, cross-sector effort in Little Falls, Minnesota, that began in 2014 to reduce the use and abuse of opioids among patients at the local hospital and clinic and within the broader local rural community. As of March 2018, 453 clinic patients discontinued use of controlled substances (a reduction of 44 952 doses each month), and law enforcement stakeholders have reported a decrease in drug crimes related to the sale of narcotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Morrison County ACH is located in rural central Minnesota in Little Falls (population 8300), which is the seat of Morrison County (population 33 000). The ACH began in 2014, with seed funding ending in 2017. The work of the program continues through reimbursement and additional grant and foundation funding.

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Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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