This 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control describes evidence-based strategies to prevent opioid overdose based on a review of the published evidence and consultation with subject matter experts. The report describes 10 strategies that could be implemented by public health officials, law enforcement, local organizations or other community leaders.
These presentation slides describe the Huntington, West Virginia Quick Response Team (QRT) which is a partnership of substance use disorder treatment providers, law enforcement, first responders, and faith-based community members. The QRT’s mission is to follow up on individuals
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:
Arizona has prioritized naloxone education and distribution to reduce opioid overdose deaths and has created documents and policies to assist in implementing their naloxone program. Links to the project website and copies of policy documents are available for download below.
Arizona’s Department of Health Services adopted an enhanced opioid data surveillance program that requires first responders and health care providers to report suspected opioid overdoses, suspected opioid overdose deaths, naloxone distribution, and naloxone administration through an electronic reporting system. Providers are also required to report suspected cases of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (neonatal abstinence syndrome). In addition, the state provides blood testing from suspected opioid overdoses by the public health laboratory and has a real time opioid data online dashboard. Links the project website, copies of the executive order and regulations, frequently asked questions, and implementation guides are available below.
This 2018 report from the Ohio Health Policy Institute describes policy changes implemented between 2013 and 2018 to address overdose reversal and other harm reduction efforts. The report includes a scorecard indicating the extent Ohio is implementing evidence-based harm reduction strategies and offers suggestions for policy improvements.
This is the website for Arizona’s public health excellence in law enforcement award. The website includes criteria for the award, instructions on how to apply, a list of law enforcement agencies who have been recognized through the program, and links to naloxone policies and procedures from recognized law enforcement agencies.
As part of Arizona’s enhanced opioid data surveillance program, Arizona’s Department of Health Services operates an excellence in law enforcement recognition program. The program recognizes law enforcement agencies that establish naloxone administrative programs and submit their opioid incident data to the on-line reporting portal.
This 2019 model universal access to naloxone act is designed to help state legislatures craft legislation to increase prescribing, dispensing, and use of naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Created by the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, it addresses multiple subjects including statewide standing orders, co-prescribing of naloxone with prescription opioids, distribution of naloxone by first responders, correctional facilities, and community organizations, and other essential legislative clauses.
The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws created this 2019 draft legislation for consideration by state legislatures. The model bill is intended to ensure warm hand-offs of overdose survivors to treatment.