The CDC has collected a large amount of data on the opioid crisis, its sources, as well as current and prospective means used by the federal level to combat it. This site has a good “30,000 foot view” of the problem, as well as easy-to-understand diagrams and descriptions. Here you can find links to other federal and state resources as well as policies and evidence-based guidelines for treatment.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose (CDC): This position paper is the compilation of numerous studies and best practices to provide guidelines for public health agencies, law enforcement, and local organizations to decrease the number of opioid overdose deaths and minimize the impact it has on communities.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the branch of the department of Health and Human Services that oversees the national MAT program and credentials providers to prescribe appropriate medications.

The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice, and the California Health Care Foundation.

The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths.

Solving today’s opioid crisis requires working together within communities to implement local solutions. The California Opioid Safety Network (COSN) is a respected network for coalitions, organizations and individuals working at the forefront of the opioid epidemic. We provide access to knowledge, training and resources to implement proven strategies that save lives.

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL Initiative, is taking an “all hands on deck” approach to the opioid crisis, garnering expertise from almost every NIH Institute and Center (IC) to accelerate research and address the public health emergency from all angles.