National Academy of Medicine
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Since the opioid epidemic was declared a national public health emergency in October 2017, progress has been slow in reversing rates of opioid misuse and overdose. This is due not to lack of will or resources, but to the complex drivers of the crisis and the cross-cutting strategies that will be required to resolve them.

To improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the National Academy of Medicine has partnered with the Aspen Institute and more than 50 other organizations to form an Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. This one-of-a-kind public-private partnership comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more – all committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multisector solutions. Future activities of the Collaborative will span public meetings, expert publications, and the development of an information hub, among other efforts.

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