Valley County Opioid Response Project

192 people die

in the United States each day from a drug overdose. Valley County is a geographically isolated region that experienced

11 drug overdose deaths

from 2014 – 2018, nearly doubling that of 2009 – 2013.

The Valley County Opioid Response Project (VCORP) aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), in the area. VCORP is collaborative initiative to address opioid and other substance misuse. We leverage state and local partners and resources for positive community change.


Priority Area 1



  • Increase employer engagement in prevention, treatment, and recovery.
  • Increase SUD education and resiliency among adolescents, high school students, emerging adults, and parents through the Icelandic Prevention Approach
  • Increase medical professional knowledge of available prevention education resources
Priority Area 2

Treatment and Recovery


  • Increase early identification and intervention of drug dependence (i.e. screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment)
  • Increase SUD treatment options
  • Decrease barriers to treatment and recovery
  • Improve communication of available SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to stakeholders
  • Build and cultivate a Recovery Oriented Community

Priority Area 3

Data collection and sharing


  • Identify existing data sources for metal health, SUD, and OUD
  • Utilize strategic survey data collection


Through Our


We Will

Educational links to podcasts and resources!

Strengthen and expand prevention services in Valley County

Break down stigma of recovery and support the treatment and recovery workforce

Support community stakeholders and improve data identification, sharing, and collaboration

Monica Forbes radio interview

ECHO Idaho Podcasts: Something for the Pain


We envision a community where individuals thrive, develop resiliency, and live abundently.


We will mobilize community strengths to empower the physical and mental health and well-being of youth and families through innovative initiatives in Valley County.




  • BPA Health
  • Cascade Medical Center
  • Central District Health
  • The Change Clinic
  • Donnelly Fire EMS
  • ECHO Idaho, WWAMI at the University of Idaho
  • Dr. Gina Schatteman, STEM for Idaho
  • Human Supports of Idaho, Greg Dickerson
  • The Idaho Office of Drug Policy
  • Recovery United, Inc., PEER Wellness Center
  • Dr. Royce Hutson, Boise State University
  • Dr. Ryan Hulbert, EPIC Psychology
  • St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s McCall Foundation
  • Valley County Coroner
  • Valley County Court Services
  • Valley County Prevention Services
  • West Central Mountain Youth Advocacy Coalition

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Adminitration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

PHysical Address

150 W Roseberry Rd, Suite 1B-1

Donnelly, ID 83615

Mailing Address

PO Box 1761
McCall, Idaho 83638

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Funding for this project was made possible in part, by GA1RH39585 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not reflect the official policies of CDH or HRSA, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Idaho West Central Mountains Youth Advocacy Coalition [September 1st, 2020].