NACCHO is featuring a new tool on its website, the Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments, at https://bit.ly/2FiQOS3. As part of the CDC-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response (LOOPR) Project, NACCHO is collecting resources to support local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts. The project is designed to increase the capacity of local health departments to respond effectively to the opioid epidemic by working more closely with state and local partners, including law enforcement, healthcare providers, local/state health departments, and rolling out evidence-based strategies at the local level.
The toolkit classifies resources by the following five topic areas, providing links to relevant webpages and downloads of useful resources:
- Monitoring and surveillance
- Harm reduction and response
- Linkage to care
- Stakeholder engagement and community partnerships
For any questions or requests to submit materials that support a local response to the opioid epidemic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org