NACo Opioid Solutions Center
January 26, 2023
NACo's Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
Visit NACo's Opioid Solutions Center here.
The Opioid Epidemic: Counties on the Frontline
New funding from opioid settlements presents an opportunity for counties to sustain and strengthen our response to the ongoing opioid epidemic. To help counties maximize the impact of this unique funding stream, NACo is developing custom planning, implementation and peer learning resources through the Opioid Solutions Center.
The Opioid Solutions Center is home to featured resources, such as:
- Planning Principles Toolkit: a toolkit with guidance on planning, allocating and managing opioid litigation funds.
- Approved Strategies: a series of short-form briefs presenting key information about effective substance use prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction approaches that are approved uses of the settlement funds.
- Technical Assistance: Direct links to technical assistance and other funding and training opportunities to support local implementation of approved strategies.
- County Examples: a series of case studies and examples describing how states and counties have leveraged their opioid settlement funds to stand up programs and practices that work.