The Opioid Response Project launched in 2018 - a two year endeavor working to "get arms around" the opioid epidemic. In partnership with Blue Cross NC, the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government brought together 10 teams of community leaders from across the state. Community team members brought perspectives from different sectors, all impacted by the opioid crisis, including but not limited to health departments, social services, emergency personnel, police departments, and the judicial system. Together, teams interacted on a regular basis, participating in local meetings and five statewide forums. Teams learned from each other, shared information, and discovered new ideas being implemented around the state to solve similar problems. The teams continue to stay in touch, through a UNC School of Government list serv, allowing for continued connection and sharing.
Scroll down to explore the work of each of the 10 Opioid Response Project Teams. Read about how each team got started and highlights of their experience. Watch a short video featuring the roadblocks each team faced and the successes they achieved.
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The two-year learning collaborative phase of the Opioid Response Project has ended, but the learning and sharing continues. Sign up for this listserv to discover what communities around the state are doing to tackle complex problems using the collective impact model. Ask questions. Explore new ideas and resources. Stay connected.