Substance Use Prevention Services in Primary Care Challenge - NIDA


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is launching the Substance Use Prevention Services in Primary Care Challenge. The United States is experiencing a significant behavioral health crisis, putting substantial strain on the healthcare system. Primary care practices are one potential setting in which to address this crisis, but primary care providers face substantial barriers in identifying and reducing risk for substance use. This competition and funding opportunity seeks creative, visionary, and actionable plans to implement substance use prevention interventions in primary care.

NIDA is seeking primary care-based substance use prevention models addressing risk identification and provision of/referral to substance use prevention interventions. The Challenge will offer up to four awards of up to $25,000 each, and NIDA encourages the winners to utilize the awards to support the implementation of substance use prevention services in those primary care practices. Submissions are due by May 19, 2023.

For more information on prevention of substance use, see the AHRQ Academy’s Substance Use Tools & Resources Collection.