NACCHO Launches LHD Opioid Epidemic Toolkit

This week, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) launched a new online resource entitled “Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments.” NACCO is collecting resources to support local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response (LOOPR) Project. The project is designed to provide local evidence-based strategies and increase the capacity of local health departments to effectively respond to the nationwide opioid epidemic by working more closely with state and local partners, including law enforcement, healthcare providers, and local and state health departments.

The toolkit provides resources on the five following topic areas, providing links and other relevant materials:

  • Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Prevention
  • Harm Reduction and Response
  • Linkage to Care
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Community Partnerships

The full NACCHO opioid epidemic toolkit is available here.