Information Resources for Community Planning and Coalition Building

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States

Offers evidence-based opioid overdose prevention practices for community leaders, local and regional organizers, nonprofit groups, law enforcement, public health and other members of the public. Provides summaries of effective strategies to prevent opioid overdose and the context in which they are most effective. Discusses targeted naloxone distribution, including Good Samaritan laws, syringe services programs, criminal justice settings, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and initiating MAT in emergency departments. Summarizes the major research on each practice and offers examples of organizations that have successfully used the strategies to reduce the risk of overdose.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Funding Support to Help Address Opioid Misuse in Rural Communities

Offers information on topics to address rural opioid misuse for which funding is available through USDA Rural Development programs. Includes funding for equipment, healthcare and other facilities, as well as other forms of support such as workforce development, strategic and community planning activities.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
HUD EnVision Centers

Establishes demonstration projects across the country within or near communities with a high concentration of public and low-income housing. EnVision Centers serve as a centralized hubs providing resources and tools to help individuals and families in HUD-assisted housing become more self-sufficient. Develops partnerships among a variety of public and private agencies and organizations at the federal, state, and local level to support residents in the four key areas of economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, character and leadership.

Sponsor: HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)
HUD Exchange

Serves as an information clearinghouse on all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and policy areas related to housing development, community and economic development, housing assistance, homelessness, supportive housing and services, and more. Provides online training, policy guidance, toolkits, and other resources to help community partners utilize HUD programs. Offers program support and technical assistance, as well as data and profiles of organizations that receive HUD funding.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 5

Interview with Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services in Ohio. Discusses how embedding a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model in local health agencies may be employed as a strategy to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Local Response to Public Health Emergencies: Focus on the Opioid Epidemic

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.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Prevention Week (NPW)

Offers information on a week-long event dedicated to promoting public awareness of mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs) and increasing community engagement in activities that address these conditions. Includes a planning toolkit, webinars, and other resources to support community prevention efforts and help communities organize local events and activities in support of National Prevention Week. Helps communities connect and collaborate with federal agencies and national organizations to raise awareness about substance use prevention and promote positive mental health.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Recovery Month

Offers information on a month-long event held every September to promote public awareness and knowledge of mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs), and celebrate those in recovery. Includes a toolkit, webinar series, and other resources and tips to engage communities, stakeholders, local officials, and others in support of Recovery Month.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid Crisis and Substance Misuse

Provides tools, publications, and other resources for schools to provide services, support, and interventions to address opioid and substance misuse for students and their families. Includes information on substance use and related trauma among students. Discusses implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to improve school climate and reduce substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Opioids Misuse: Increasing Access to Transportation in Rural Communities

Video recording from a September 18, 2018 workshop on improving access to transportation to address the opioid epidemic rural communities. Workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Includes discussion on collaboration, federal funding available for transportation programs, and challenges to addressing transportation in rural areas.

Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)

Consists of a public health and public safety collaboration between 21 high intensity drug trafficking areas (HIDTAs) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) across 34 states. Seeks to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improving information sharing across agencies and supporting evidence-based interventions. Equips Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) states with one Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) and one Public Health Analyst (PHA) who are responsible for helping to increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health sectors within and across ORS states. Works to create an essential information-sharing network and data-driven action approach designed to reduce overdose and help save lives.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders

Highlights principles designed to help parents, educators, and community leaders address drug use among children and adolescents. Includes research and information on the following topics: risk factors and protective factors for drug use, planning community-led drug abuse prevention efforts, and implementing research-based drug abuse prevention programs at the community level.

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Resources for Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Shares USDA Rural Development programs to address specific community needs related to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. Provides brief program summaries with information on program eligibility, as well as how the program may be used to confront issues of substance and opioid misuse in rural communities.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Sheriffs and Judges Workshop Highlights

Video recording sharing highlights from a December 13-14, 2018 workshop in Knoxville, Tennessee attended by rural sheriffs and judges. Workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to brainstorm ideas and discuss new methods to address the opioid crisis.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

Provides communities, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others with reports, guides, toolkits, and other resources to implement evidence-based practices for mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Focuses on opioid use disorder (OUD) and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery options.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (FBCI)

Provides information to support partnerships between faith-based and community organizations and federal programs to offer effective programs and activities for substance abuse prevention, mental health services, and addiction treatment. Offers resources for training, technical assistance, publications, and existing faith-based coalitions and collaborations focused on decreasing violence, combating substance abuse, improving behavioral health, and providing crisis counseling to those in need.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Use Disorder and the Pandemic in Rural Communities Rural Faith Leaders Workshop

Shares discussion on the intersection of substance use disorder (SUD) and the COVID-19 pandemic to help rural faith leaders learn and share information and resources to help individual and families struggling with addiction. Covers opioid misuse/abuse and COVID-19 in rural areas; the economic impacts of SUD on small communities before and during the pandemic; finding and using data to understand the problem in individual communities; helping faith-based and community leaders bring hope and healing to communities; and congregation readiness. First workshop in the Rural Faith Leaders Workshop series.

Sponsor: Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
USDA Rural Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, Maine

Video recording of a July 10, 2018 roundtable on the opioid crisis in rural New England hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. Includes discussion from experts, community members, healthcare providers, and others on prevention, treatment, and access to treatment.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
USDA Rural Opioid Roundtable in El Reno, Oklahoma

Video recording of a June 6, 2018 roundtable on the opioid crisis in rural Oklahoma hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. Provides information from experts, community members, healthcare providers, tribal representatives, law enforcement, and others on opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes discussion on workforce-related issues, education, law enforcement response, and judicial concerns.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
USDA Rural Opioid Roundtable in Middletown, Pennsylvania

Video recording of a March 14, 2018 roundtable on the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania, including rural areas of the state, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. Includes discussion from experts, community members, healthcare providers, and others on opioid misuse and the effects on rural communities.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
USDA Rural Opioid Roundtable in Salt Lake City, Utah

Video recording of an April 11, 2018 roundtable on the opioid crisis in Utah, including rural areas of the state, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. Includes discussion from experts, community members, healthcare providers, and others on opioid misuse and the resources available for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)