Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

This DC briefing explored ways to build healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health and the opioid crisis.


This series of interactive data visualizations depicts evolving trends in the opioid crisis including–for the first time–unduplicated counts of how many opioid deaths involved specific combinations of prescription opioids, heroin and/or synthetic opioids.


The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.


This Data Insights illustrates the growing intensity of the opioid crisis using CDC data through 2017.

Whitmore CC, White MN, Buntin MB, Fry CE, Calamari, K, Patrick SW

Interviews with key stakeholders in 10 states identified several success factors and challenges in passing and implementing state laws aimed at the opioid crisis. Success factors included having an identifiable champion, using stakeholders' personal stories to garner buy-in, providing ongoing education and feedback to PDMP users, and being inclusive in engaging diverse stakeholders. Challenges included divided state legislatures and physician pushback.


With grant support from NIHCM Foundation, researchers at the University of Maryland have used big data and machine learning to identify risk factors for chronic opioid use. On this webinar, the researchers will discuss their work, its applications, and next steps for bringing these tools into practice.


Opioid overdose takes the lives of 4.6 Americans every hour. This webinar explored ways to expand the use of evidence-based treatments and begin to reduce the toll of the crisis.