Needs Assessment for providing support to MAT providers in rural communities

Posted 5 months ago by Michelle Wade

The University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA) was established in September 2019 through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).  The mission of UVM CORA is to provide treatment providers and staff in HRSA-designated rural counties with the technical assistance and resources in evidence-based practices that may support their efforts to treat patients with opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders. There are only three counties within Vermont that are not HRSA-designated rural counties (Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle). 

UVM CORA is conducting a survey to identify ways to improve the delivery of evidence-based substance use treatment and trainings for physicians, nurses, and other staff in HRSA-designated rural counties in Vermont. To help us identify our rural communities’ most important and urgent needs, we are seeking information from a wide range of community stakeholders, including Nurse Practitioners

Our online survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and you can choose to receive a $99 online gift card, upon completion, for your time.

If you are interested in completing our online survey, please send an email to by Friday, May 7, 2020 and include your First and Last Name and the County in Vermont where you work.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and time with us!