This is an academic paper that assessed community readiness in counties in North Carolina and its relationship to county-level opioid-related mortality and morbidity. Community readiness has been linked to collective action from communities to implement comprehensive responses to the public health issue. Findings indicate that counties with higher opioid-related mortality also had higher community readiness.
Ringwalt, C., Sanford, C., Dasgupta, N., et al. (2018). Community Readiness to Prevent Opioid Overdose. Health Promotion Practice, 19(5), 747-755.