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Resources by Topic: Prescription drug misuse

Rural Communities in Crisis: A Critical Count to Save Lives During the Opioid Epidemic
A method rural communities can use to estimate the size and characteristics of the population who inject drugs. Includes a toolkit describing the approach and an online calculation tool that can be used to estimate service needs in a community related to the opioid crisis.
Additional links: Calculation Tool, Toolkit: Applying Population Estimation Methods in Rural America
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model
Overview of a CMS initiative focused on the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD) through state-driven transformation of the delivery system. Supports coordination of clinical care and integration of other services critical for health, well-being, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
Interactive map highlighting state- and county-level drug overdose death data, including opioid overdose deaths, in the United States. Data can be examined by selected demographic, economic, and behavioral health factors for 3 time periods: 2010-2013, 2014-2017, or 2018-2021.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Justice
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Opioid Mapping Initiative
Presents a mapping system of layers allowing users to locate distributors of naloxone and prescription drug drop off locations. Aims to provide open data sets to local health departments, law enforcement agencies, and communities.
Additional links: National Naloxone Map
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New America
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Indiana Naloxone Administration Heatmap
An interactive map showing the locations of naloxone use administered and reported by emergency medical services (EMS) in the state of Indiana. Presents data from 2014 to the past 30 days that can be filtered by time blocks, and weekday or weekend.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Management Performance Hub
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Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities
Provides practical steps that community and faith-based organizations can take to help address the opioid crisis. Includes information on awareness, prevention, and recovery support. Also covers community capacity building, collaboration, and federal resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center)
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Opioid Stewardship in the Indian Health Service
Discusses the use of prescription opioids and outlines proper pain management for Indian Health Services (IHS) patients and providers. Features resources and videos for providers and tribal communities in the areas of crisis data and response, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and Tele-MAT, a Naloxone training toolkit, prevention, maternal/child health, and pain management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Pain Management
Details the Indian Health Service guidelines on pain management. Features information on chronic pain, patient assessment, opioids, and other factors pertaining to the treatment of pain.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Rural Opioid Educational Resources
A comprehensive list of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health resources addressing the opioid crisis. Includes reports, webinar recordings, promising practices, training materials, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) resources. Also offers customizable posters, flyers, brochures, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis Issue Guide
Learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels. Includes initiatives and funding opportunities, rural program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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