The opioid crisis has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, with more than 840,000 drug overdose deaths since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70,630 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2019.
Through the NCACH’s Opioid Project, community stakeholders, law enforcement officials, clinical providers, educators, policy makers, tribes, behavioral health specialists, treatment providers, and social service agencies are coming together to create a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that involves prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery supports. We expect to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, overdoses, and rates of opioid abuse.
Learn more about about the Opioid Project by exploring the different webpages below:
NCACH’s Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup meets quarterly using videoconference technology. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting minutes will be shared below. Meeting locations and call-in details can be found on the NCACH Calendar.