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InterOptimability Resources

Our Resource Center is a virtual library where you can go for a broad range of information relating to interoperability, information-sharing, and the six domains in which NIC primarily works: human and social services, public health, public education, public safety, emergency medical services and health information technology. We have vetted and aggregated numerous studies, guidance documents and other materials, which can be sorted in a variety of ways for easy access and use, and will add resources continually over time. The Resource Center is available to all professionals interested in the subject matter, irrespective of whether they are NIC participants.

To make the Center as robust and beneficial as possible, we welcome recommendations of relevant content that users encounter elsewhere, that they have produced themselves, or that they are already utilizing. Please fill out and submit the form below to provide your suggestions and comments, or send an email to NIC@stewardsofchange.org.

04-08-2019 Report

Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Despite thorough focus on the drivers of the opioid epidemic, less attention has been placed on federal invesetments and whether or not they are targeting communities most affected and with the highest opioid related deaths. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) presents a comprehensive report which documents 57 federally funded opioid programs in the fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The programs span prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. The objective of this document is to help minimize duplicative efforts and maximize use and efficiency of limited resources. Additionally, five geographically diverse states: Arizona, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee- whose opioid deaths were 144 percent higher than the national average in 2017, are analyzed to compare how opioid funds are allocated.

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