North Carolina Resources

Opioid Action Plan

Menu of Local Actions to Prevent Opioid Overdose in NC

Essential Actions to Address the Opioid Epidemic: A Local Health Department’s Guide

Opioid Data Dashboard (including county-specific data)

NC Department of Health & Human Services: Opioid Resources

More Powerful NC : Get Involved

NC Association of County Commissioners

Dr. Blake Fagan on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

North Carolina recipients of federal opioid grants (listed in the appendix on pages 20-27)

National Resources

National Association of Counties (NACO): Opioid Epidemic Resource Center

Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose

National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO): Opioid Overdose Epidemic

National Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Opioid Overdose – State Information

CDC: Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Opioid Overdose

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA): Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA & HRSA: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

North Carolina
Department of Justice Contacts

Swain Wood
General Counsel

Steven Mange
Senior Policy Counsel

North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services Contacts

Elyse Powell
State Opioid Coordinator

Michael Leighs
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

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