Evaluation of the North Dakota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis
The North Dakota State Targeted Response to the Opioid
Crisis (Opioid STR) was initiated in July 2017 by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
and is administered by the North Dakota Department of
Human Services (DHS). The project’s goal is to reduce
opioid related deaths through increasing access to
treatment and recovery services, awareness and
prevention, and reducing stigma surrounding opioid use
The Center for Rural Health is conducting evaluation of
the North Dakota Opioid STR through:
Collaboration with DHS on collecting and reporting
Collaboration with DHS, community grantees, and other
vendors to collect and analyze treatment and recovery
Development and implementation of data collection
plan for tracking objectives.
Monitoring and tracking of performance measures
specific to grant activities.
Review of performance measures, assessment of
progress, and sharing recommendations to improve
management of grant projects.
Collaboration with the North Dakota State
Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup.