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