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Yellow Line Project

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Yellow Line Project-Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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:

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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:

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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.

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Model Deflection to Treatment Act

Source: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, Police Treatment And Community Collaborative, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities

This model legislation is designed to help state legislatures create programs in their states that allow law enforcement officers to divert some individuals with substance use disorders or mental health conditions away from arrest and prosecution to treatment and other supportive services.

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Principles to Guide Behavioral Health Practice in Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Source: The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) works to help law enforcement, treatment providers and their community partners develop alternative pathways to arrest and prosecution for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health conditions. This document defines the guiding principles for their work and briefly review the 5 pathways PTACC has designed for pre-arrest diversion programs.

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Opioid Related Hospital Use

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a collaborative federal-state-industry data project that provides encounter-level health care data. This link is to the opioid related hospital use data dashboard, but other opioid related data reports can be found by searching the website. Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

Source: Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

Website for the Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC), an alliance of individuals working in law enforcement, behavioral health, community, advocacy, research and public policy whose mission is to enhance pre-arrest diversion pathways to treatment and social services.

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Huntington’s Road to Recovery

The community of Huntington, West Virginia has been recognized as a leader in developing multiple programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in their community. This one page infographic describes their efforts as they developed between 2009 and 2018.

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