VHEOC | Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium

Opioids are the leading cause of accidental death in Virginia, and the opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency in 2016. Since 2010, opioid connected deaths have increased nearly five-fold, devastating communities across America, claiming more lives than AIDS ever did at the height of the HIV crisis.

The RFP application period has closed for the current funding cycle (through 9.30.20)

Virginia’s universities recognize that they have a responsibility and role to play in helping communities across Virginia respond to the opioid crisis by building a statewide team of higher education investigators committed to providing responsive, timely, data-driven support to enhance the effectiveness of local community health and social programs.

What is VHEOC and how does VHEOC work

VHEOC is a collaboration of five Virginia public universities (George Mason University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech) working together to support local Community Services Boards (CSBs) to prevent and treat opioid and other substance use disorders with cutting edge academic resources.

Contact the VHEOC for more information