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Rural Opioid Prevention Education and Support (ROPES) Project Evaluation
The Rural Opioid Prevention Education
and Support (ROPES) Project is a federal opioid grant
awarded to City-County Health
District in Valley City, North Dakota. The Center for
Rural Health (CRH) is a partner and is engaged in program
The purpose of the ROPES Project is to address and
prevent opioid misuse in a seven-county area of North
Dakota involving the public health units in the following
Barnes (applicant site)
The ROPES Project works to build rural capacity
(particularly within public health) and community
education on peer support, housing support,
medication-assisted treatment, use and distribution of
Narcan, needle exchange, mental health first aide
training, and development of a Federally Qualified Health
Center site in Valley City.
The CRH evaluation is a formative evaluation where
evaluation is associated with program implementation.
Both process and outcome metrics are used. A focus is on