‘Communities are attempting to tackle the crisis’: A Scoping Review on Community Plans to Prevent and Reduce Opioid-Related Harms

This is an academic paper that summarizes over one hundred community plans to address the opioid crisis in the United States and Canada. These were found in both the peer-review and grey literature. According to this paper, most community opioid-related plans were provincially/state-funded, public health-led efforts that involved an average of seven partners, with law enforcement, healthcare, and public health sectors commonly represented in partnerships.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Full continuum of care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Peer-reviewed Article

Leece, P., Khorasheh, T., Paul, N., Keller-Olaman, S., Massarella, S., Caldwell, J., Parkinson, M., Strike, C., Taha, S., Penney, G., Henderson, R., & Manson, H. (2019). ‘Communities are attempting to tackle the crisis’: A scoping review on community plans to prevent and reduce opioid-related harms. BMJ Open, 9(9), e028583. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028583