EAST PROVIDENCE, RI—May 2, 2018—The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of the STR-TA website and technical assistance (TA) process for submitting requests for education, training and support in the prevention, identification, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders across the country.

On February 1, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of 22 national healthcare organizations a two-year grant to provide assistance to the 50 U.S. States and 7 territories to help target the opioid crisis. After a quick ramp-up, the consortium is now ready to accept requests for technical assistance at www.getSTR-TA.org. Moments after the announcement of the website launching, requests from states for TA began coming in. The STR-TA Consortium is focusing on making use of evidence-based resources that have already been created and reviewed to avoid recreating the wheel or wasting resources including those from: AAAP/Providers Clinical Support System, ATTC, Center for Social Innovation, CADCA, Boston Children’s Hospital on SUD, Columbia University, and Research Triangle International also funded by SAMHSA.

STR-TA LogoThe goal of STR-TA is to be responsive to meet community’s needs by providing training and TA on evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorders through local experts. This effort has been designed as a tailored, locally driven approach to TA delivery.

We urge you to share STR TA Flyer with your colleagues and community. The STR-TA Consortium and a team of TA consultants stand ready to assist STR grantees and others across the prevention, treatment, and recovery as it relates to opioid use disorders.

Together we can make a difference!

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI080816-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.