Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard

This report by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio finds that for the first time since the opioid crisis began, Ohio’s monthly overdose deaths started to decline markedly in the second half of 2017. Ohio’s strong policy focus on overdose reversal has likely contributed to this good news. 

The information provided in this document points to the fact that evidence-based harm reduction is an underutilized tool, and that Ohio can do more to incorporate harm reduction strategies as part of a comprehensive, person-centered response to the addiction crisis.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Housing, Education, and Employment
Overdose prevention
Syringe service program / Needle exchange
State / region