Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis

This is a report from Grantmakers in Aging that is broken into two major sections. The first section looks at the crisis arising from opioids in rural communities and, in particular, the damage it is causing in the lives of many older people and families. The second section turns toward solutions, looking at a wide range of hopeful responses that governments, communities, and funders are already starting to put into place, and which ones are most promising to scale and support.

Several promising program models and funding sources are highlighted within this document.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Family Support
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Overdose prevention