About CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers

In partnership with the National Governors’ Association and Milbank Memorial Fund, the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (The Center) created CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers. With grant funding from the Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program (CPGP) that was established through a 50-state attorney general consumer protection settlement, the Center was tasked with creating a carefully curated, consumer friendly, accessible library of high-quality, evidence-based resources on opioid issues with 3 target audiences in mind who are on the front lines of combating the opioid crisis:

  • State and local policymakers and non-profit community organizations working in public health and addiction-related issues
  • Health system and third-party payer executives and medical providers
  • Consumers of opioids and their caregivers

Center staff is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the online library including the curation and preparation of materials. An advisory committee comprised of numerous national nonprofit stakeholder groups representing the three target audiences assists the Center with dissemination efforts and provides general guidance on how to ensure the library is meeting its goals of providing actionable resources for combating the opioid crisis.

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Center for Evidence-based Policy

A National Leader in Evidence-based Decision Making and Policy Design

Since 2003, the Center for Evidence-based Policy has worked with federal, state and local policymakers across the United States to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, achieve more with available resources and, ultimately, improve the health of their constituents. Our collaborative, bipartisan approach helps create the context for responsible, effective policy development.

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Through our partner collaboratives —  the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) and the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) — we’ve demonstrated a commitment to evidence and objective analysis that’s earned the trust and confidence of policymakers and thought leaders across the political spectrum. We’ve brought this unique brand of evidence-based analysis, consultation, stakeholder engagement and policy development to a wide range of projects and organizations, including:

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Housed within Oregon Health & Science University, the Center is committed to providing exceptionally relevant, rigorously analyzed information to address today’s biggest policy challenges. Today, we’re a team of 38 clinical epidemiologists, researchers, policy analysts and others, working closely with our partners and collaborators to provide timely, insightful information people can trust. We work with policymakers in more than half the nation’s states, lending objective analysis and a neutral approach to the important work they do.

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