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ORCCA Partner Toolkit

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

The Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA): A Policymakers Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies that Address Opioid Overdose aims to help policymakers, communities and key stakeholders to develop comprehensive, multi-system strategies that address the opioid crisis. The science and evidence behind the framework was published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence and outlines 19 essential evidence-based interventions to reduce opioid overdose deaths. The HEALing Communities Study, a multi-site research study, tested the impact of ORCCA, an integrated set of evidence-based practices across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings. HEALing Communities is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative®

This partner toolkit includes sample language, materials and graphics to share with your networks.

ORCCA Materials

ORCCA Policymakers Guide

Sample Newsletter/Blog Post

Social Media Posts

Key Takeaways


Fact Sheet

Download Graphics

HEAL Connections

Addiction Policy Forum is part of the HEAL Connections Center, working with NIH HEAL Initiative® to translate HEAL research into action. The center’s goals are twofold: to create pathways to further build and sustain community partnerships, and to support HEAL researchers in meaningfully sharing results with communities and stakeholders that will benefit most from research findings. Learn more here.


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