Drug addiction and overdoses are plaguing the nation, and we all have a role to play.

Communities around the nation are bringing local stakeholders together to implement real solutions that save lives. Teams of community leaders and professionals in health care, public health, justice, and harm reduction are joining together to get people into recovery and stop unnecessary deaths. Collectively they’ve improved safer prescribing, reversed overdoses, and expanded access to addiction treatment. This movement is revolutionizing our understanding of the evolving challenges around substance use.

But there’s more to be done. Now’s the time to magnify our efforts, build on our successes and implement strategies inspired by passionate communities around the nation.

What is the National Overdose Prevention Network?

We are launching a national learning community to fuel local overdose prevention efforts. The National Overdose Prevention Network (NOPN) is a community of inspired learners ready to share best practices and create new knowledge together. It is a network committed to health equity and preventing new addictions and unnecessary overdose deaths. It will support partners from across the country with virtual and in-person learning opportunities, tailored programs, and a robust public website housing trainings, tools, resources and examples of how communities successfully work together.

Plans are also underway for NOPN to launch a national learning academy to provide local teams with customized support including team-based training, coaching and prevention strategies.

How does NOPN benefit you?

  • Gives access to proven, evidence-based strategies from leaders and local coalitions throughout the country
  • Affords opportunity to participate in national conversations about best practices
  • Connects you with innovative partners from across the nation representing diverse economic, ethnic, and geographic communities
  • Offers enhanced ability to influence state and federal drug and addiction policies
  • Provides access to tools, resources, and information on funding opportunities to funding opportunities

 

For more information and to get involved, visit www.NOPN.org.

Citation

National Overdose Prevention Network, 2020