The Great Plains Initiative

The Great Plains Initiative has two primary aims. Aim 1 is to determine community-defined needs for identifying and addressing substance use issues in order to create a Great Plains American Indian substance use research agenda. Such issues may involve a broad range of topics, such as specific substance misuse, barriers to treatment, the role of historical trauma in substance use, mistrust of research, and others as determined through the Community-based participatory research process. Aim 2 is to explore the feasibility of promoting the use of telehealth platforms to promote access to and utilization of medication for opioid use disorder treatment in tribal communities in the Great Plains.

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Principal Investigator(s)

Donald Warne, MD, MPH

Provost Fellow, Indigenous Health Policy; Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Health; Professor, Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

415 N. Washington Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
United States

T. John Winhusen, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Director of Addiction Sciences Division
University of Cincinnati
Addiction Sciences Division

3131 Harvey Avenue, Suite 104
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3006
United States