Grantor Name: The State of Arizona’s Opioid Settlement Fund
Program Name: Family Centered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (FC-NAS) Care Program and Substance Use Telehealth for Arizona Rural Communities (STARC) Program
Grant Amount: $600,000 per program ($1,200,000 total)
Recipient Name: Banner Health Foundation
Overview of Use of Funds: Good Works Grant Writing is thrilled to congratulate our client, Banner Health Foundation, on being awarded a total of $1.2 million from the State of Arizona’s Opioid Settlement Fund for two separate programs – the Family Centered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (FC-NAS) Care Program and the Substance Use Telehealth for Arizona Rural Communities (STARC) Program! The FC-NAS Care Program addresses the needs of pregnant/parenting women with Opioid Use Disorder and any co-occurring addictions/conditions/disorders, as well as the needs of their families (including babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome). The STARC Program utilizes telehealth to support people in treatment for and recovery from Opioid Use Disorder and any co-occurring addictions/conditions/disorders. With $600,000 for each program, funding from the State of Arizona’s Opioid Settlement Fund will be instrumental in helping these two Banner Health initiatives expand during 2023-2025 to support more of the individuals impacted by Opioid Use Disorder living in select parts of the Pima and Maricopa Counties.
Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: Funding from the State of Arizona’s Opioid Settlement Fund will apply to Banner Health’s FC-NAS Care and STARC Programs from 2023-2025. During the next two years of their FC-NAS Care Program, Banner Health aims to provide treatment to 510 newborns born with NAS at the three participating Banner medical centers. When including mothers in the number served, they anticipate serving at least 1,020 individuals. The ultimate goal of the FC-NAS program is to invite and encourage mothers (and families) to play an integral role in their infant’s treatment, emphasizing comfort and care for substance-exposed newborns over administration of morphine. Through the next two years of their STARC Program, Banner Health estimates 1,200 individuals and 1,750 family members/caregivers will be directly impacted. At the conclusion of the STARC program, rural providers will have a greater understanding of harm reduction techniques, such as when and how to reverse overdoses, various treatment options for chronic pain and Opioid Use Disorder, and how best to support patients as they move through the stages of behavior change.