Federal Initiatives


Opioid Response Network

Our founder, Nicole M. Augustine, is part of the response network as one of the Advanced Implementation Specialists.

The Opioid Response Network (ORN) is committed to supporting the integration of racial equity across substance use prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction. The ORN offers workshops and training, technical assistance, and ongoing consultation and support for all your diversity and racial equity capacity building efforts. This includes requests related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics, such as addressing racial disparities and the intersection of race with social determinants of health, LGBTQ+ health, gender, gender diversity, and health disparities.


Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network

As one of the frontrunners in her field, RIZE often serves as a consultant, resource person, and technical assistance to many of the Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs) in the Americas.

The purpose of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance misuse prevention field. It does this by developing and disseminating tools and strategies needed to improve the quality of substance misuse prevention efforts; providing intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals in order to improve their understanding of prevention science, epidemiological data, and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices; and, developing tools and resources to engage the next generation of prevention professionals.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

RIZE in partnership with APSI has developed a new prevention workforce development training.

This training is based on the SAMHSA’s Prevention Core Competencies Guide.


Strategic Prevention TA Center

Our founder, Nicole M. Augustine, serves as the Director for HHS Regions 3 & 4 for SAMSHA’s new Strategic Prevention TA Center (SPTAC).