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About Us

MarylandROTA (Rural Opioid Technical Assistance) is part of an initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and was established by the University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with local and state organizations. By developing and delivering training and technical assistance, MaylandROTA aims to strengthen the ability of rural communities in Maryland to help identify, understand, and respond to the opioid epidemic.

More information about the program can be found here.

Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grant #H79TI08256.

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Mission

  1. To leverage the existing University of Maryland Extension (UME) programs and system to enhance the ability of rural Maryland communities to identify, understand, and respond to the opioid epidemic.
  2. To serve rural communities throughout Maryland by increasing public awareness, understanding, and skills in order to respond to opioid misuse and decrease overdoses and deaths, which is in alignment with state goals.
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Our Team

Project Director
Project Co-Director
Project Co-Director
Project Co-Director
Project Co-Director
Project Co-Director
Project Co-Director
Mental and Behavioral Health Specialist
Research Assistant
Program Coordinator
ROTA Educator

Partnerships

Within UMD, University of Maryland Extension (UME) has joined forces with the School of Public Health (SPH) and the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) to deliver evidence-based programs and trainings for the general public and practitioners in Western Maryland, the Upper Eastern Shore and the Middle/Lower Eastern Shore. 

The external partners include MayaTech Corporation, the Maryland Rural Health Association, and the Mental Health Association of Maryland.

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Project Overview Webinar

Press Releases

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University of Maryland Extension Takes on Rural Opioid Crisis

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National opioid crisis through NIH HEAL Initiative

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