Opioid Response Strategy

The Opioid Response Strategy (ORS) is a 24-state initiative management by 9 HIDTA’s throughout the region with a goal to reduce fatal and non-fatal overdose incidents by developing and sharing information about heroin and other opioids across agencies and disciplines and by offering evidence-based intervention strategies.

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Four Goals of ORS

  1. Create and coordinate shared data regimes that allow public health, law enforcement and others to respond quickly and effectively to the opioid overdose epidemic.
  2. Develop and support strategic, evidence-based responses to generate immediate reductions in the number of overdose-related fatalities.
  3. Promote and support prevention efforts to prevent or reduce opioid misuse.
  4. Promote the active engagement of local communities in the discussion, planning, and implementation of our ORS goals and activities.