A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

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A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis

A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

Several of the recommendations are accompanied by existing local practices from cities and counties. The report also includes recommendations for state and federal officials, who are pivotal partners in local efforts to combat opioid misuse, diversion, overdose and death.

Local Government Opioid Resource Hub


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NLC Culture of Health Web Forum Slides: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Promising Approaches through City, County and State Alignment

View the slides from NLC’s March Culture of Health Web Forum Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Promising Approaches through City, County and State Alignment. Speakers included:

  • The Honorable Gavin Buckley, Mayor, City of Annapolis
  • Adam Rinko, City of Waterbury
  • Scott Nolan, Open Society Institute – Baltimore

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Web Forum Slides – March 2018

Fact Sheet on Opioids – NASADAD

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors released this fact sheet in January 2018 on opioids and includes the most up-to-date data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides an overview of the problem highlights the continuum of care…

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Together

Six mayors selected to attend the Mayors’ Institute on Opioids This May The Mayors’ Institute on Opioids: Aligning Local and State Leaders to Address the Epidemic, which will take place in Boston in May, is a signature NLC learning model that will ensure a robust, expert-informed and city-led planning effort to spur greater alignment across…

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