Website for the Yellow Line Project in Blue Earth County, Minnesota which is a collaboration between law enforcement, human services and care providers to improve coordination and access to treatment for individuals with substance use or mental health conditions in lieu of in incarceration.
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Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis
The Public Library Association and OCLC, a global library cooperative, produced these resources to help libraries develop polices and programs to address the opioid crisis in their communities. This collection consists of 3 reports:
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
Source: National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)’s mission is to eliminate disparities in behavioral health care by building a national network of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and sexual minority communities and organizations to promote policies, practices, standards and research.
Law Enforcement-Social Services Collaborations: Evaluation Framework
Source: Wilder Research
This evaluation framework is designed to assess the impact of collaborations between law enforcement officers and first responders and social service agencies. The framework was developed through workshops and interviews with agencies who have developed collaborative crisis response programs.
Source: Well Being Trust, Community Initiatives, & ReThink Health
This resource was developed by leaders from over 100 organizations and provides a discussion and list of actions that communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and funders can take to achieve the expectation of: all people and places thriving – no exceptions.
4 Tips to Successfully Open a Crisis Stabilization Unit
Source: Justice Center at the Council of State Governments
This web page from the Council of State Governments contains suggestions for successfully opening a crisis stabilization unit. The tips include understanding system gaps, harnessing collaboration and leadership buy-in, articulating goals for the center, and considering a phased funding approach.
Recovery Community Organization Toolkit
Source: Faces and Voices of Recovery
This toolkit discusses core principles and strategies for creating a recovery community organization, as well as providing examples of the development of existing recovery community organizations.
Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
This linked report details the work of integrating service for opioid use disorder treatment and infectious disease prevention and treatment. The report highlights programs that have successfully integrated treatment and provides recommendations for overcoming common barriers to service integration.
Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis – Call to Action
Source: OCLC and the Public Library Association
This toolkit describes strategies public libraries and their staff can adopt to support their communities through the opioid crisis. The strategies are categorized into 5 categories:
Recovery Month Toolkit: Join the Voices for Recovery
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The toolkit for 2019 National Recovery Month from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2019’s Recovery Month Theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This toolkit includes information and resources for developing recovery month outreach strategies for four target audiences: community members, first responders, healthcare community members, and youth and emerging leaders. There is also a section with resources and information about treatment and recovery support services.