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Funders' Response to the Heroin Epidemic

Greater Cincinnati is in the middle of an epidemic of addiction. To tackle this, private funders in the region have formed the Funders' Response to the Heroin Epidemic (FRHE), a group dedicated to ending the Greater Cincinnati region's opioid and heroin epidemic. FRHE provides financial resources and strategic support to strengthen local communities' response. It operated by InterAct for Change, a nonprofit subsidiary of Interact for Health.

Areas of work

Currently, FRHE efforts are focused around the following strategies, which have been shown to effectively address substance abuse within communities:

  • Pre-arrest diversion (Quick Response Teams)
  • Reducing stigma around opioid use and addiction

Requests for proposals

Please contact Lisa Myers at or 513-458-6629 with inquiries.

Current FRHE Investors

How are funding decisions made?

Applications are screened by InterAct for Change and then brought to a steering committee for review and discussion in detail.

For more information on the FRHE, contact

Lisa Myers