ROTA 2018 grant activities

Prescription Opioid Prevention and Awareness Education Toolkits
Coming soon: Our rural opioid project team is designing an educational toolkit consisting of five modules:
Introduction to Opioids, Home Safety, Stigma and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Community Resources, and
OUD Treatment and Recovery. Our tribal opioid project team, directed by Kim Paul, is also designing a culturally
focused version that will address these same module topics for Native American tribal communities. These kits can be utilized by Extension agents, tribal leaders, prevention specialist, health departments, and other community health professionals.

We hope to present these kits at the 2021 annual MSU Extension conference.

ROTA 2020 grant activities

Because this grant focuses on young adults grades 9-12, the Covid-19 setbacks have caused our project team
and agent/tribal partners to postpone certain grant activities until the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.



Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (click on the links below to register)

Naloxone Master Trainer Program Information (click on the links below to register)

Completion of the Naloxone Master Trainer program authorizes individuals to conduct Naloxone Training for those eligible for liability protections when administering Naloxone to a suspected opiate overdose in Montana under the 2017 HelpSave Lives from Overdose Act (HB333).

A 90-minute skills training session is required once the online training is completed. After registration of a Hands-on Skills Session you will be emailed a link to the 90 minute online training course module. You must complete this online training module prior to the hands-on session:

For train the trainer program dates visit the MT DPHHS website

National Take-Back Day Event

Results: April 2021 20th National Take Back
• Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,425
• Total Collection Sites: 5,060
• Total Weight Collected: 839,543 lbs. (420 Tons)

Montana had 19 law enforcement sites, 20 collection sites, 1,380 pounds collected at the April event.

Medication disposal pouches are available through SAMHSA funding. Please visit our project website and click on the request form.

Meet the Team

Alison Brennan, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Development MSU Extension FCS Mental Health Specialist

Michelle U. Grocke, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Development MSU Extension FCS Health & Wellness Specialist

Barbara Allen, M.S. Co-Principal Investigator, Program Director, MSU Extension Associate Specialist

Jennifer Munter, Project Manager, MSU Extension

Kim Paul, Ph.D., Tribal Liaison, Piikani Lodge Health Institute

MSU Extension Collaborators (ROTA 20 Grant):

Katelyn Anderson, Ravalli County

Jennifer Anderson, Rosebud-Treasure Counties

Jesse Fulbright, Liberty County

Hillary Maxwell, Fort Belknap Reservation

Julie Riley & Mary Rumph, Powder River County

Alice Burchak, Toole County

MSU Extension Collaborators (ROTA 18 Grant):

Jennifer Anderson, Rosebud-Treasure Counties

Wendy Becker, Fort Peck Reservation

Denise Seilstad (retired June 2020), Fergus/Petroleum Counties

Alice Burchak, Toole County

Hillary Maxwell, Fort Belknap Reservation

Yvonneda Thompson, N. Cheyenne Reservation

HOTLINE - NEED HELP?  If you or someone you love is dealing with
opioid misuse, please contact the SAMHSA Hotline at (800) 662-HELP (4357)


For More information contact our Project Director Barbara Allen at or (406)-994-3531