The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have launched a joint task force to address our nation’s opioid and heroin abuse crisis. The National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic is comprised of city and county leaders from across the country and will convene twice to discuss the role of cities and counties in addressing the current crisis, beginning with a meeting in Washington, D.C. in April. Following these convenings, the Task Force will publish a report featuring policy recommendations and best practices.
Task Force Objectives
The Task Force will explore how cities and counties collaborate to address the opioid epidemic and how local leaders can help to build upon these collaborations and scale them nationally, in order to improve outcomes in local communities across America that have been impacted by the epidemic. The Task Force will aim to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic, elevate proven solutions, provide policy recommendations to local, state and federal governments, and disseminate guidance and solutions to city and county officials.
Task Force Resources
Final Task Force Report
- www.opioidaction.org/report - report website with recommendations and additional resources
- View report as PDF
Latest Resources: www.opioidaction.org