2020 Requestion for Applications – Demonstration Sites
As the backbone organization of the Alliance for Health Equity (AHE) the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking applications from AHE member hospitals to participate in the second phase of the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Demonstration Project. The intent of the demonstration project is to expand hospital capacity and partnerships to initiate medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and naloxone prescribing/distribution in hospital settings in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County. Applicants may apply for projects to support adoption in emergency departments (EDs) and/or inpatient units.
*Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to move back the application deadline for the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response (HOTR) demonstration sites and learning collaborative; the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response (HOTR) RFA deadline is extended to June 30, 2020. The current plan will be to start the Learning Collaborative in July.
2019 Learning Collaborative Evaluation Report
From April to December 2019, clinical leaders from nine hospitals in Cook County worked together to share best practices and apply quality improvement to better serve people with opioid use disorder in the first phase of the Alliance for Health Equity’s Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative. The evaluation report, prepared by the American Institutes for Research, outlines the learning collaborative and demonstration site goals, structure, results, lessons learned, and opportunities.