Opioids

Op-Ed: Interconnected, Intertwined, and Colliding: Co-occurring Epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, & Opioids

In a recent blog, Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S Department of Health and Human Services, explored the relationship between injection drug use in the nation’s opioid epidemic, increases in…

White Paper: Local Efforts to Mitigate Human and Financial Costs of Opioid Epidemic

West Virginia is in the midst of an unprecedented heroin and opioid epidemic that is disrupting the lives of not only individuals and families, but also entire communities and regions. A recent white paper developed by the…

Now Available! Winter 2017 NACCHO Exchange: Local Public Health vs. America’s Opioid Epidemic

The Winter 2017 issue of NACCHO Exchange, “On the Frontlines: Local Public Health versus America’s Opioid Epidemic,” is now available for free download in the NACCHO Bookstore. Opioid addiction and misuse have affected inner city, suburban, and rural communities,…