Arizona Rethink Rx Abuse Public Health Campaign

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family created a toolkit for communities to launch a public health information campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse. The toolkit includes targeted educational materials and information about implementing harm reduction and safe medication disposal programs as well as information for patients, caregivers, and parents to help them better understand the risks of prescription medications and how to reduce those risks.

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Thriving Together

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.

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Principles for the Use of Funds From Opioid Litigation

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This report describes 5 principles policymakers can use to ensure the best use of funds from opioid litigation. The principles include:

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Spirit of Harm Reduction: A Toolkit for Communities of Faith Facing Overdose

Source: National Harm Reduction Coalition

The Faith in Harm Reduction online toolkit is a national collection of faith and community leaders who work together to address stigma against people who use drugs and advance liberation, health, and wholeness for communities impacted by overdose, trauma, stigma of substance use, and radicalized drug policy.

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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.

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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.

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Opioids Uncharted Initiative

Source: RAND Corporation

The website for RAND Corporation’s Opioids Uncharted initiative compiles RAND’s research on all aspects of the opioid crisis with an emphasis on understanding the multifaceted complexity of the issue. The website includes links to reports, commentaries, blog posts, and multimedia resources.

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The Opioid Crisis and Connecticut’s Workforce: Updating Your Approach to Employees Suffering from Addiction Can Preserve Your Greatest Resource

Source: State of Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health convened stakeholders over 2 years to discuss the impact that substance use has on the workforce and workplace and develop recommendations for human resource best practices around substance use disorder (SUD).

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Rural Communities in Crisis: A Critical Count to Save Lives During the Opioid Epidemic

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This interactive website includes information about a study conducted in Cabell County, West Virginia to estimate the number of people in the community who inject drugs in order to determine what services needed to be provided. The website includes a toolkit to help stakeholders apply the methodology and findings in their communities and

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