Substance Use Disorder Community Response

Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization (C-WHO) aims to enhance prevention, treatment and management of substance use disorders (SUDs). We strive to increase access to care and prevention resources, improve patient knowledge of the dangers of substance use disorders, and enhancing provider confidence in providing treatment.


Substance Use Disorder Facts

  • Substance use disorders affect a person’s behaviors and can lead to the uncontrollable use of a drug or substance.

  • Over 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% receive treatment

  • 9 out of 10 substance use disorders start in the teen years

  • Drug overdoses have tripled since 1999 with over 70,000 Americans dying from drug overdoses in 2019


Our Strategic Objective

We strive to:

  • Enhance prevention, treatment, and management of SUDs

  • Increase local resources for SUD management

  • Provide patient and physician education

  • Reduce substance related overdoses, support harm reduction strategies


Current Projects


The Idaho Rural Opioid Prevention and Pharmacy Education Stewardship Project is supported with generous funding from HRSA. I-ROPPES will create better systems of care for individuals with opioid use disorder and their families by linking primary care, law enforcement, community resources, and other services in rural areas across Idaho. It creates a net and does not rely on a single solution to fight the opioid epidemic.


The Arkansas Rural Opioid Use Team and Treatment  is generously funded by HRSA. This project is tackling the significant burden of opioid use disorder in rural Arkansas. The project aims to improve prevention, treatment, and management skills related to OUD for primary care teams as a means of increasing the capacity of the system to better manage current patients and prevent the condition in others.


Rural Emergent Alternative Surgical Opioid Non-Use, funded by HRSA, provides expert-guided education focused on opioid-sparing analgesia guidelines to health care providers, patients, and families to mitigate surgically-gated opioid use disorder at one-year follow-up. A standard of care will be developed for providers, patients, and parents/legal guardians to communicate with surgeons and anesthesiologists on how to request non-opioid surgical options.


Project Outcomes

  • Trained physicians, medical staff, behavioral health providers, law enforcement, emergency medical services in inclusive language for SUD treatment

  • Enhanced substance use programs in over 60 clinics

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