NACCHO Issues Report on LHD Opioid Use Prevention and Response Activities
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released a report, “Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan.” The report examines the critical role of LHDs in opioid use disorder-related programming and services throughout the country. By surveying nearly 200 LHDs, the report creates a foundational understanding of opioid use prevention and response efforts to inform priorities at the local, state, and national levels. Topics covered in the report include opioid workforce, partnerships, programmatic and clinical services, policy, and data collection and evaluation activities. The full report is available here.