Addressing Opioid Overdose Deaths: The Vision for the HEALing Communities Study
Highlights a study on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing HEALing Communities Study (HCS), which began in 2019 with the goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% over 3 years. Discusses the intersection of the two crises across the country and discusses the variations in rural and urban locations.
Redonna K. Chandlera, Jennifer Villani, Thomas Clarke, et al.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 217(1),
Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Rural-urban differences