“A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities released its final report, “A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis.” It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
The best practices-based recommendations are aimed at city and county officials, and provide templates for community leadership and regional cooperation, increasing public awareness and education, expanding treatment, and reassessing public safety and law enforcement approaches to the opioid crisis. Actions that can be completed at the state and federal levels are also outlined, along with numerous “Tools and Examples” of anti-opioid programs that have seen success across the country.”
The report can be accessed at: http://opioidaction.org/
Source: Niagara Frontier Publications – November 18, 2016