The opioid epidemic has spawned numerous state efforts to develop strategies that bring together law enforcement, public health, Medicaid, and other state agencies.
This issue brief outlines key lessons learned by state officials around the country. Key ingredients in a coordinated state opioid strategy include:
- Leadership from a governor who has prioritized the opioid crisis
- A formal organizational structure to bring together multiple state departments
- Robust engagement with outside stakeholders
- An intense focus on the collection and dissemination of timely, accurate data
Funding source: Milbank Memorial Fund
An issue brief summarizing lessons learned by state officials as they seek to coordinate responses to the opioid crisis