A Major New Report on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis

School of Public Health

On Friday, November 1, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) released the report and recommendations of an expert panel, the ASPPH Task Force on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis. The report provides evidence-based recommendations in the following areas: evidence and epidemiology; anti-stigma and harm reduction; primary prevention; access to medications for opioid use disorder; research and evaluation; regulatory and legislative reforms; and changes in industry business practices.The report will also be the subject of a viewpoint that will be published on Friday by JAMA. It has been distributed to all state attorneys general and to more than 1,800 lawyers of record in the 2,600+ federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers. In addition to the report and related resources, a dedicated web page on the report will soon feature a recorded webinar on the report as well as summary slides. For more information, contact Tony Mazzaschi.