Zero Stigma. Zero Deaths.

Research and Policy

RIZE supports rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings that directly test the impacts of programmatic or policy interventions on opioid use disorder care. This includes the development and dissemination of new research that will contribute to the evidence base and advance public policy by identifying system-level considerations that can have impactful, long-term effects.

Grant Programs

Working to Achieve Zero Stigma

To learn more about how to address stigma in the health care professions, RIZE is a funding partner, together with the GE Foundation, in a project with Shatterproof. The goal of this project is to identify barriers to achieving behavior change, and to make recommendations of program elements to address those barriers. This may include a combination of messaging, delivery channels, structural/process changes.

Research on Recovery Coaches

RIZE awarded a grant to the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics to study the role of recovery coaches and their effectiveness in opioid use disorder care. This research will also identify the opportunities and challenges related to the use of recovery coaches in different settings and provide and findings, best practices, and policy recommendations that are useful to Massachusetts providers, payers, policymakers, state agencies, and researchers.