The idea of collective impact was first introduced in 2011 by John Kania and Mark Kramer and recognizes that no one sector or agency can fully address the problems communities currently face. As collective impact has moved from theory to practice over the past seven years, those implementing it continue to innovate, invigorate, and re-imagine the initial framework as they learn lessons from the field.
In this session, presenters will look at an example of how 12 Ohio communities are using a collective impact approach under the Community Collective Impact Model for Change (CCIM4C) Initiative to address the opioid epidemic in their communities and reduce community-level trauma. The CCIM4C is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program. Presenters will describe collective impact as it relates to the CCIM4C, as well as elements of other prevention frameworks that they have found to enhance collective impact. They will highlight community case studies and discuss the successes, difficulties, and lessons learned in using a collective impact approach to decrease deaths related to opioid use disorder, increase access to treatment (including medication-assisted treatment), address community trauma, and promote community resiliency. Finally, this session will pose three important questions to help communities determine the value of addressing the opioid epidemic and other problems using the collective impact approach: Can we do it? Will it work? Is it worth it?
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Bar.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.