Tools and Toolkits

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This is a training program from the Indian Health Service to prepare first responders to use naloxone for an opioid overdose. Educational material on naloxone, including links to training videos, are provided. 

A toolkit from the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) the provides resources for academic detailing of opioid prescribing and treatment with medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), including links to previous literature, resources, and patient education material.

This is a toolkit from the Kraft Center for Community Health that is based on the CareZONE model and helps communities replicate mobile addiction services. Identifying ideal locations to provide services, licensures, finances, outreach and engagement, and standard operation procedures are discussed in detail. 

This toolkit is designed to assist providers in engaging their patients on high dose opioids in a stepwise physician-directed tapering process. It provides guidance on management of complications and special scenarios during the tapering process.

This is a toolkit from the National Council for Behavioral Health and Vital Strategies that provides correctional administrators and health care providers the information necessary to plan and implement a program using medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) within jails and prisons.

This is a toolkit from the Centre of Excellence for Women's Health that is tailored for service providers and health system planners who offer services to, or design services with, pregnant individuals and new mothers who use substances, with an emphasis on addressing stigma. The toolkit includes many useful tools and fact sheets. 

This is a trainer's guide from Washington State that provides a curriculum to train law enforcement and other non-medical public safety professionals to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, teach these skills to their public safety peers, and serve as resources within their departments

A  website providing a report and other resources by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio on overdose reversal and other forms of harm reduction. It provides an addiction policy inventory and scorecard focused on the state of Ohio that gauges how well harm reduction services are being delivered to a community.  

This employer toolkit, developed by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Business Partnership, uses a five-step approach to prevent and address opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders within the workplace. The toolkit can be customized to fit an employer's needs. 

A toolkit by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) provides local, state, and national resources for local health departments to better address the opioid crisis. The toolkit is divided into sections: monitoring and surveillance, prevention, harm reduction, linkage to care, and stakeholders/partnerships. 

This is a website, operated by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and funded by SAMHSA, that provides education and training at a local level to provide evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorders. Technical assistance is available at no cost to all communities. 

This interactive employer toolkit, developed by the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC), provides recommendations and tools for employers to support their employees and their dependents in prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD).


This is a toolkit from the National Safety Council to help employers to address the opioid crisis in the workplace. It includes sample policies, fact sheets, presentations, 5-minute safety talks, posters, white papers, reports, videos, and other resources. 

Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a tool that communities can use to implement a real-time overdose surveillance system that supports public safety and public health efforts to mobilize immediate responses to overdose spikes. More information can be found in this presentation on ODMAP

This website has an interactive map that looks at deaths from alcohol, suicides, and drugs for each state. A downloadable report offers an extensive national resilience strategy. 

This is an interactive training from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. It is intended for healthcare professionals, public health professionals, and students in health-related fields. 

This is an interactive toolkit from the city of Philadelphia that supports behavioral health agencies in the process of integrating peer providers into their services settings. Tools in this kit will help agencies to recruit, retain, and effectively deploy people in recovery in a variety of new peer support roles.

This toolkit from the Harm Reduction Coalition provides examples of policies and practices from current peer-delivered syringe exchange (PDSE) programs. It gives an overview of points to consider in starting a PDSE program and is intended to generate new ideas for revising and improving existing PDSE programs.

This is a toolkit from the Harm Reduction Coalition that is tailored to pregnant and parenting individuals, their families, and their service providers and has been written by people with lived experience. The overall goal is to improve the health and well-being of pregnant people who use substances and their families by providing information and resources with a harm reduction frame. 

This toolkit from the National Safety Council discusses how community leaders can partner with their local healthcare community to inform prescribers on opioid prescribing. Information is provided about outreach activities to educate medical providers about safer opioid prescribing and alternatives to opioid pain medications.