The Opioid Response Strategy (ORS) is an unprecedented public health/public safety partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 11 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) across 24 states. The goal of the ORS is to reduce fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose by focusing on innovative, evidence-based solutions to combat the opioid epidemic at the community, state, and regional levels. In this session, presenters will describe the scope and priorities of the ORS; describe "Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States," a document developed by ORS to support community action; and highlight ORS's newest effort to identify promising strategies at the nexus of public health and public safety to link individuals with opioid use disorder to evidence-based care and treatment.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Bar, GA POST.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.