In the summer of 2014, the Massachusetts Municipal Association created a special Municipal Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force to assist local officials as they take action in their communities. The Task Force has focused its efforts in several key areas, including identifying opportunities for leadership at home and across the state, enhancing intra- and inter-community information sharing, increasing public education and awareness, ensuring the effective coordination of resources between federal, state and local agencies, and pursuing additional resources and programs that are needed to address this crisis-level issue.