NACDS Foundation commits $900K for national expansion of Project Lifeline
Project Lifeline is a multi-pronged public health initiative providing educational and technical support to community pharmacies and pharmacy teams implementing evidence-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for SUD and opioid use disorder among at-risk populations—and offering harm reduction support and wraparound care, such as administering vaccinations, providing referrals for HIV testing and promoting access to naloxone.
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The first two phases of the Project Lifeline Program, led by the PERU team, took place in Blair County and Allegheny County, Pa. This national expansion effort aims to implement up to 50 programs across five regions nationwide and support the sustainability of substance use disorder care and screening across target regions in the United States with the support of Managed Care Organizations.
The NACDS Foundation prioritizes forward-thinking, community-focused projects that address gaps in healthcare access, especially in vulnerable and underserved populations. Additionally, the NACDS Foundation seeks to explore new care delivery models that have the potential to uncover solutions to the most pressing public health issues through the dissemination of research findings.