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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Delta Understanding and Preventing Substance and Opioid Use Disorder in Rurality (Delta UPSOAR)

Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Partner: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Ozarka College

Project Timeline: June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2022

Country: United States

Program Areas: Education and U.S. Programs 

Contact: Michelle Perez,

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The opioid crisis in the United States threatens health and prosperity in communities of all sizes and families of all socio-economic backgrounds. Like much of rural America, north-central and northeast Arkansas suffers high rates of opioid misuse and limited access to preventative education and recovery resources. Delta UPSOAR is an innovative and local response specifically designed to serve youth and adults who have not received opioid and substance misuse/use awareness education and resources in Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties.

Project Goals


counties in Arkansas


adults reached at 40 businesses


youth reached at 14 schools


interactive online modules