Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium (VHEOC) – RFP 004 Regional Detox Center

November 11, 2019 by


Martinsville has had one of the nation’s highest rates of Opioid prescriptions in the state. The Engaging Martinsville coalition, with the support of VCU and VT conducted a SEED method of stakeholder engagement over 18 months to develop opioid response priorities with a primary outcome that the region needs inpatient detox as a key component in our service continuum. Community stakeholders require technical assistance support to begin the implementation process for this priority. The Martinsville-area Piedmont Community Services Board is seeking assistance in supporting data updates, messaging, stakeholder engagement, and implementation planning for incorporating inpatient detox capacity into the region’s continuum of care.


DBHDS receives a State Opioid Response block grant from SAMSHA. The VHEOC (composed of GMU, VT, ODU, and VSU with UVA as the fiscal agent) has been granted $750K annually to support Community Services Boards (CSBs) throughout the state. When there is a request from DBHDS or a CSB, the VHEOC circulates the RFP to prospective investigators at the various universities. Dr. Driscoll will integrate and return proposals to the CSB or department. Multi-university responses are welcome.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to provide all specified materials in the required VHEOC form and format. Interested investigators should contact Dr. Driscoll for the template at

Project Objectives

1. Obtain data to support the need for a regional detox center.

2. Draft a public health and operational rationale for a regional detox center.

3. Develop messaging tailored to varying stakeholder audiences to include need statement, plan for capacity building, and sustainability and implementation timeline.

Key Dates

Proposals due to Dr. Driscoll by 12:00 (noon) ET on 25-November, 2019.


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