We Help Combat Opioid Use Disorder

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RCORP Technical Assistance

MRHA has a Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) -Technical Assistance (TA) cooperative agreement to support rural communities that have implemented or will implement programs to combat opioid use disorder (OUD). MRHA’s TA service is comprised of the Missouri Hospital Association, Primary Care Association, Missouri Department of Mental Health, USDA, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and MU Extension.

Collective Impact

MRHA often acts as an information clearing house — a one-stop shop — for organizations looking to address a specific OUD-related problem. Through information dissemination, webinars, a Rural Opioid Response (ROR) data hub, as well as other resources, MRHA addresses the realities of OUD by providing support to front line community organizations. MRHA leverages all state, federal, and local resources to ensure communities are successful.

About HealthTran

We drive rural health and wellness.

HealthTran, a MRHA service, addresses rural transportation barriers that circumvent access to health and wellness services. Through HealthTran, rides to health and wellness appointments and essential services are coordinated and scheduled within minutes to a month in advance. HeathTran partners with community organizations to increase transportation options and provide mobility management.

HealthTran offers this crucial service by recruiting trained volunteers who understand the rural transportation needs of family, friends, and neighbors.

MRHA Partners with Avera

Telehealth increases access to care.

With support from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), MRHA has partnered with South Dakota-based telehealth provider Avera to address access barriers to care and health professional shortages through an initiative called the Avera eCARE® Emergency and Avera eCARE Hospitalist Program.

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Addressing Access Barriers With Transportation
How HealthTran Works:
  • A community launch sponsor brings the program to life. A sponsor is usually a dedicated health provider but can be anyone.
  • HealthTran works with sponsors and community stakeholders to determine where people need to go, the distance to care, and gaps that need to be filled.
  • HealthTran recruits volunteers with a heart for service and a desire to change lives one ride at a time.
  • Volunteers receive $0.80 per mile to and from doctor visits.
How can I learn more?

Visit the HealthTran website, contact HealthTran Project Manager Mary Gordon at 573.616.2740, or mary@morha.org.

What We Do

Our Services


Whether it’s connecting partners with resources, utilizing MRHA’s outreach channels, or providing education, we are here to serve our rural communities.


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MRHA provides Rural Communities Opioid Program (RCORP) technical assistance with help from state and federal agencies. Learn more below.