Opioid Project 2018-07-11T09:54:32+00:00

Opioid Project

Opioid Project

The opioid crisis has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, with more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016. A report released by the Center Disease Control in December 2017 indicates that the number of opioid-related overdose deaths have decreased the average life expectancy in the United States.

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.

NCACH’s Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup meets the third Friday of the month. Meeting minutes will be shared below. Meeting locations and call-in details can be found on the NCACH Calendar.

Initiative NameDate DueURL
FY 2018 Rural Communities Opioid Response ProgramJuly 30, 2018Application
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance Award (up to $3 million over 4 years) for organization to provide technical assistance to HRSA's RCORP award recipientsAugust 10, 2018Application
Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis September 20, 2021Application
ResourceWhat It IsVisit Site
Highlight of Opioids in Washington StateThis is the second time that the Washington Health Alliance has produced results looking at regional variation in opioid prescribing rates, specific to both the Medicaid and commercially insured populations. The interactive site uncovers potential hot spots of overuse and can help health care stakeholders identify and target areas in the state that may need improvement. Data can be sorted based on hospital referral area, age group, gender and/or insurance type. Note that the 2016 measurement year relies on claims data from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
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Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdose Dashboard - Washington Department of HealthThis Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdoses dashboard from the WA Department of Health (DOH) allows you to explore six opioid prescribing measures and opioid overdose deaths by county, including trends over time. Note that you can also switch to viewing the data by ACH regions.Visit Site

NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Christal Eshelman, Program Manager

Email Christal ││ 509-886-6434