Robare's opioid response project receives $200,000 grant


Aug. 26, 2019

Joseph Robare, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, is helping lead an opioid response project that was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Robare, who has been president of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association since 2016, is developing a workforce plan for opioid response for PRHA based on data collected from 50 counties in five states, including Cambria, Lawrence and Crawford counties in Pennsylvania.

The HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated or economically and medically vulnerable. The PRHA is a nonprofit organization that advocates for rural health development in Pennsylvania.