The National Academy of Medicine established the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic in 2018 as a public-private partnership to foster greater coordination and collective action across the health system and beyond in addressing the opioid addiction crisis. The Action Collaborative uses a systems approach to convene and catalyze public, private, and non-profit stakeholders to develop, curate, and disseminate multi-sector solutions designed to reduce opioid misuse, and improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities affected by the opioid crisis.
During this virtual symposium, Action Collaborative members will present the resources and tools created since the inception of the Action Collaborative that address among the most critical drivers of the opioid epidemic. Reactor panels will provide live feedback on the Action Collaborative’s work products and future direction. Over the course of the day, participants will learn how the Action Collaborative is addressing the national addiction crisis and having impact. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in dynamic conversations about the most effective and innovative solutions and strategies to prevent, treat, and manage opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.