State Opioid Response
DBHDS supports state and local initiatives as part of the SOR Grant across the continuum of care including community-based prevention, harm reduction, medication-assisted treatment, and peer support services. Virginia’s SOR initiatives align with the strategic goals of Virginia’s Governor’s Executive Leadership Team on Opioid and Addiction. To support grant implementation, The OMNI Institute (OMNI) has worked with DBHDS to establish comprehensive capacity building and evaluation planning across prevention, treatment, and recovery.
The prevention objectives of the SOR grant are intended to decrease opioid and prescription drug misuse and overdoses through the implementation of a broad collection of evidence-based strategies. All 40 Community Services Boards receive SOR prevention funding and are working on a selection of key strategies, including community mobilization/coalition capacity building, community awareness and educational opportunities, supply reduction, and harm reduction. For more information about the great work being done in prevention through the SOR grant, see the statewide logic model and recent grant report below.