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A New Resource for Combating the Opioid Epidemic in Northern Arizona

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As part of the nation-wide response to the Opioid Epidemic, the Northern Arizona University Civic Service Institute launched the new Alternatives to Managing Pain (AMP) AmeriCorps program. The AMP AmeriCorps program targets primarily older adults (50+), veterans and disabled individuals, bringing them friendly visitation and education on alternative, non-opioid based treatments for managing chronic and acute pain, such as yoga, acupuncture, music therapy, etc. To help eliminate transportation barriers, the AMP program is supported by funding from the Arizona Department of Transportation, allowing members to transport clients to services.

AMP Americorps

We are currently seeking partner site organizations to host AMP AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 program year, which began September 1. To meet grant obligations and support the cost of an AMP AC member, host sites pay a cost-match per member placed. Site applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given priority.

AMP AC members receive modest bi-weekly living stipends, professional development and training on alternatives to managing pain and healthy coping skills. Additionally, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award after successfully completing their term of service.

For more information, please contact the Andrew Facemire NAU Civic Service Institute: or 928-523-6395.

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