FRHE: Requests for Proposals

Quick Response Teams (QRT)

A Quick Response Team (QRT) is a “naloxone-plus” model of pre-arrest diversion. QRTs provide an integrated overdose response to help connect highrisk overdose survivors to treatment and recovery services. A QRT includes first responders such as law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel; addiction treatment providers; and peer mentors – people who have experienced addiction themselves and are living examples that recovery is possible. The team works collaboratively to identify overdose survivors and actively reaches out to them in order to connect them to care and recovery, as well as additional services.

A QRT takes advantage of the “recovery window” – a period shortly following an opioid overdose when people who are addicted are most open to intervention. Members of the QRT visit the home of a person who recently overdosed and offer support services to the individual and that person’s family. QRT members then continue to follow up over time, encouraging that person to seek treatment, and work to remove barriers and obstacles that may come up as the survivor engages in treatment. Individuals and their families rely on the QRT for emotional support, information, coaching, encouragement and links to resources.

“FRHE is focused on fueling community efforts to end the opioid crisis by expanding and investing in effective practices,” said Kelly Firesheets, Senior Program Officer of Interact for Health and representative of FRHE. “By reaching people with addiction when they are most open to treatment, QRTs gives us the best chance to connect them to treatment, with the hope of long-term recovery.” The intent of this RFP is to identify projects for FRHE investment within a Quick Response Team (QRT) or other models of pre-arrest diversion. FRHE is seeking applications from groups that wish to plan for a new QRT, need additional support for an existing QRT or are ready to implement a new QRT.

For eligibility criteria, project types and application requirements, download the complete request for proposals announcement here.

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