Local Response to Public Health Emergencies: Focus on the Opioid Epidemic



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Year 1 Summary

Sponsoring Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Provides an overview of a 2017 pilot project to enhance the ability of local health departments (LHDs) to address opioid use and overdose in their communities. Aims to help LHDs work more effectively with state and local partners and reduce the occurrence of fatal and non-fatal overdose. Summarizes project activities and goals and a brief introduction to the four pilot sites: Bell County, Kentucky; Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; Montgomery County, Ohio; and Boone County, West Virginia.

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Community Planning and Coalition Building • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing