Missoula Substance Use Disorder Connect

Missoula Substance Use Disorder Connect

Welcome to the Missoula SUD Connect coalition page! We invite you to learn and share information and/or contact us with questions.

As we now build our coalition, we envision our group as an ‘umbrella’ organization that supports all Missoula County organizations, agencies, coalitions and individuals who are working in the area of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). We aim to help address SUD’s from all points of contact, from Prevention to Treatment and Recovery, and including Harm Reduction, Diversion and Enforcement.

Our goals at this time are general in nature, with specific goals being determined at a Stakeholder Retreat to be held in the Summer of 2021, following the release of the SUD Needs Assessment report. Current goals are:

Goal 1: Improve agency coordination and collaboration through the development of shared goals on the part of healthcare providers, social services, justice, and corrections.
Goal 2: Increase effective integration of evidence-based substance use prevention strategies.
Goal 3: Increase access to timely substance abuse treatment and care.
Goal 4: Strengthen the continuum of care to effectively manage substance use disorder in Missoula County.
Goal 5: Identify existing and potential funding and resources that are designated to the goals of reducing drug-related crime and addiction in Missoula County.

Project Director: Shannan Sproull, shannan@missoulaunitedway.org, 406-214-4130
Project Chair: Janna Lundquist, janna@jannalundquist.com, 406-531-4658

 Timeline (so far)

March 2021

 Write and submit Year 2 HIDTA grant proposal.
 Continue to meet with stakeholders.
 Hire Program Support Assistant.
 Examine potential additional funding sources
 Monitor Needs Assessment process

February 2021

 Continue to identify stakeholders. Begin to meet one-on-one with various stakeholders.
 Define governance structure.
 Define Leadership Roundtable member and Working Group member roles.
 Slight change in name from Missoula Substance Abuse Connect to Missoula Substance Use Disorder Connect

January 2021

 Complete refining grant goals.
 Complete Evaluation Plan.
 Collaborate with Yellowstone County Substance Abuse Connect.
 Begin to identify community stakeholders with an intersect with substance use disorder.

December 2020

 JGRE of Bozeman is contracted to conduct a Needs Assessment of Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment and Recovery services in Missoula County.
 SciGaia of Bozeman is contracted to adapt a project management dashboard (already created for use by Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect coalition) for Missoula coalition.
 Collaborate with Washington/Baltimore ADAPT for technical assistance in refining grant goals.

November 2020

 Official announcement of grant award on November 18, 2020. See the press release here.

 Missoula Substance Abuse Connect “Fact Sheet” created and distributed: [link to download pdf here]

Shannan Sproull hired as full-time Project Director of Missoula Substance Abuse Connect; Janna Lundquist is hired as part-time Project Chair.

September 2020

 United Way of Missoula County receives informal word that they will be awarded a discretionary funds planning grant in the amount of $248,000.

March 2020

 Susan Hay Patrick, CEO of United Way of Missoula County, takes the lead to write and submit a grant proposal to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA) of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

February 2020

 U.S. State Attorney Kurt Alme returns to Missoula to give same presentation to CEOs, Directors and other local professionals about the work that Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect is doing. Attendees are supportive. United Way of Missoula County is asked to be the backbone organization, as the United Way of Yellowstone County is in Billings.

November 2019

 U.S. State Attorney Kurt Alme gives a presentation to Missoula area professionals on Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect coalition and their work. Encourages Missoula to follow suit. Attendees are supportive.

 See website for Yellowstone Substance Abuse Connect here

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