Tools and Toolkits

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This website has toolkits to help communities write grant proposals. Though this is targeted to rural communities, this can be a resource for any community looking to secure funding to address the opioid crisis. 

This is an interactive toolkit from the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists that provides guidelines and strategies on the consequences of injection drug use, harm reduction services, stigma, and professional and policy support. There are many links to resources, references, and data sources.

This toolkit provides information on how to support children affected by parental substance use disorder. It is meant for anyone - including but not limited to teachers, coaches, pastors, friends, and neighbors. The toolkit offers resources for adults to help understand adverse childhood events, what to look for if you suspect a child has a parent with substance use disorder, how to help those individuals, and more. 

report by AHRQ on how to implement medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in rural primary care including education, barriers, payment, policy, and promising models in rural settings (Volume 1). 

From AHRQ (Volume 2), a resource that provides tools and strategies for rural primary care providers to: 1) prevent opioid use disorder (OUD); 2) educate on medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD); 3) implement MOUD; and 4) prevent opioid overdose.  

A website that describes a team-based approach to improving the management of patients on long-term opioid therapy in primary care. This approach is focused on six building blocks, has an implementation guide, and has links to tools and resources. 

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 toolkit developed by the Alaska Native Tribal Consortium focuses on the provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services in rural areas of Alaska. The guide is aimed at educating healthcare providers who want to learn more about addiction medicine, practitioners who want to start an MAT program in their community, as well as current practitioners of addiction medicine. 

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

This is a tool derived from an academic study that can be used to help states estimate how much pharmacy dispensing and community distribution of naloxone is needed to save lives. 

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. 

This is a website from UMass Lowell that provides free trainings and tools for construction workers, an industry disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, in an effort to decrease prescription opioid misuse and opioid use disorder among this population. Although targeting a specific type of construction worker, these resources will likely serve as valuable to other industries. 

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.