Anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination are an ongoing threat to physical and mental health and are associated with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and other life-threatening consequences. UVM CORA affirms our commitment to ensuring equitable opportunities for those who have experienced disadvantages and injustices related to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, social position, socioeconomic status, age, or ability. This commitment includes working with communities on what matters to them and building relationships with those that experience the greatest inequities. We will create opportunities for staff and partners to learn as well as assess beliefs and systems, fostering a workplace culture that reflects diversity and values people's life experiences, monitoring and analyzing data to help understand disparities and where we can improve, and continuing to ask questions that help us to create meaningful change.
UVM CORA leverages innovative technology and telehealth strategies to deliver support to providers in rural counties. Our patient-focused approaches are sensitive to the demographics and needs of rural populations, which have been disproportionately impacted by Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
Uses epidemiological methodologies to identify current and future addiction treatment needs and barriers in rural counties with direct input from providers, clinicians, patients, families, and policymakers.
Offers ongoing in-person and remote support in the implementation and use of scientifically supported assessments and interventions. Provides further training in new or expanded models of care and treatment.
Serves as a liaison between CORA and rural providers and offers expertise and consultation in evidence-based treatment and patient-centered care coordination. The Board provides one-on-one guidance—web-based or over the phone—and manages expert-led seminars and curricular with CME credits available.
Develops and disseminates resources on effective treatment and prevention approaches through multiple portals: a learning collaborative for providers; a community rounds workshop series; a best-practices training scholarship program for providers; and, community-wide webinars.