Opioid Epidemic Toolkit 2021

Monitoring and surveillance are important components to improve a local health department’s understanding of the impacts of the opioid epidemic at the community level for public health investigation and response.


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    Local health departments can expand and promote education for providers, partners, and the public about opioid use and misuse to reduce stigma and improve access to services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.


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    • Master Evidence-Based Table (The Rhode Island Department of Health Drug Overdose Prevention Program)
      • "Collection of evidence-based and innovative drug overdose prevention interventions to guide the development and enhancement of opioid-related work"


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    Local health departments can act as the frontline response and improve outcomes for people who use opioids or have OUD by providing services and resources to reduce the harms associated with opioid misuse and addiction.


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      • Before It's Too Late (Maryland Department of Health)
        • Public-facing website with general information, resources for prevention and treatment, and links to state-level services.
      • Naloxone Overdose Prevention Laws (Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System)
        • Database and map providing state-level information on legislation related to naloxone distribution, training, and utilization.
      • Prevention Overdose RI (Rhode Island Governor's Overdose Prevention & Intervention Task Force)
        • Webpage explaining Rhode Island's comprehensive naloxone program, including resources on prevention, naloxone use, treatment and recovery, and community response.
      • State Approaches to Addressing the Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic (National Governors Association)
        • White papers about the intersection of the opioid epidemic and infectious diseases that highlight key considerations for governors working to address the consequences.


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      Local health departments are well positioned to facilitate linkages to care for people who experience an overdose or choose to seek treatment for OUD.


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      Local health departments are neutral conveners of cross-cutting community partners, and they can highlight the benefit of collaboration at the local level to address this multifaceted epidemic.


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      For any questions or requests to submit materials that support opioid overdose and response efforts on the local level , please contact us at IVP@naccho.org.

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