Addiction Policy Forum hosted a webinar discussing Addressing Overdose Deaths and the Fentanyl Crisis: Lessons from the HEALing Communities Study. In this session, Dr. Redonna Chandler from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discussed key interventions and strategies utilized in the HEALing Communities study sites, including innovations to address fentanyl. The recording and slides are listed below.
The HEALing Communities Study (HCS) includes scientists from the nation’s leading health agencies and four major academic institutions to investigate how tools for preventing and treating opioid misuse and OUD are most effective at the local level. The robust initiative includes 67 communities across four states. HCS is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, a bold effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.