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Opioid Crisis

Publication date: 
December, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Resource Page compiles useful resources for philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), foundations, and other organizations who are working together to address this crisis. 

Community in Crisis: A Collaborative Approach to Responding to the Opioid Epidemic
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing

The American Society for Pain Management Nursing created a power point on Opioids titled, Community in Crisis: A Collaborative Approach to Responding to the Opioid Epidemic. This PowerPoint contains statistics about opioids cases, and action plans for intervention.

The Opioid Epidemic in Indiana and Marion County & The Tobacco Epidemic in Indiana and Marion County
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

These two reports show the human and economic toll of the opioid and tobacco epidemics and chart out recommendations for educators, employers, health providers, and effective policy. While these reports provide analyses of opioid and tobacco addiction in Indiana, Indiana is not the only state searching for answers. These epidemics are threatening the physical health of people across the country, our quality of life, and our shared economic prosperity.

Heartache, Pain and Hope: Rural Communities Older People, and the Opioid Crisis
Grantmakers In Aging

Grantmakers In Aging released a report to cover the background of opioids, number of opiod cases, understanding the problem to provide contexts, and sampling of policy prescriptions as an introduction for Funders. 

Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard
Health Policy Institute of Ohio

The report focuses on the first three elements of a comprehensive policy response to addiction: prevention, treatment and recovery. HPIO plans to develop similar inventories and scorecards for other key elements in 2018 and 2019.

Evidence Resource Page: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
Health Policy Institute of Ohio

This resource page contains the following sections; General addiction prevention and screening, Opiate addiction prevention: Opioid prescribing and pain management, Opiate addiction treatment, and General addiction recovery.

Opioid Death Toll Grows in Indiana, and Tobacco Claims Seven Times as Many Lives as Opioids, New Report on Addiction Find
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

This report focuses on the opioid and tobacco epidemics that claimed 14,200 Hoosier lives in 2017 and cost our state $12.6 billion annually in healthcare costs, lost productivity and other economic damages.

Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communties, Older People, and the Opiod Crisis
Grantmakers in Aging

This report serves as a tool for rural funders on opiods, focusing on less on addiction and treatment and more on the destruction of the rural communities.

Raising Awareness and Seeking Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Rural Older Adults
Grantmakers in Aging

This report focuses on raising awareness about the opiod epidemic's impacts along with facts, factors and possiblities to help with the crisis. 



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