ORN is a coalition of over 40 national professional organizations:

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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

AAAP is the lead organization for this project. AAAP has a membership of more than 1,700 addiction psychiatrists with interests in clinical care and education; AAAP has taken the lead in developing innovative approaches to training that have seen widespread success in the area of office-based treatment of opioid use disorder. AAAP’s peer reviewed journal is The American Journal on Addictions.

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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

ATTC supports and strengthens the work of the 10 ATTC Regional Centers and two National Focus Area Centers. ATTC manages the network’s website, which in 2021 received more than 2.6 million views including more than 1 million unique visits.


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Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

The mission of the division is to develop innovative treatment interventions to ameliorate the personal suffering and negative public health consequences of substance use disorders. Faculty are dedicated to conducting a broad range of translational research, disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions within the Columbia community and throughout the country, and providing state-of-the-art training to the next generation of addiction investigators. As one of the leading addiction medicine programs in the nation, Columbia is at the forefront of addressing the critical addiction challenges facing New York City, New York state, and the nation.


Partner Organizations


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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. The AAFP reaches all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Uniformed Services, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands through National and State chapter activities.


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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.


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American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

AATOD was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive opioid treatment services throughout the United States.



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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

ACEP promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public. ACEP believes quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services.


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American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)

ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of approximately 800 physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. Its mission is to advance the toxicologic care of patients and populations, and advocate for the specialty of medical toxicology.


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American Heart Association

The American Heart Assocation (AHA) translates science to cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and care standards; improves the quality of care delivery in clinical and community settings; engages the public in innovative health literacy programs; eliminating health disparities; serves as a scientific platform for research discourse and dissemination; and saves lives through excellence of CPR training and emergency cardiovascular care.



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American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA has 245,000 members. Its membership in the AMA House of Delegates includes 54 state and geographic medical societies, 124 medical specialty societies, two professional interest medical associations, three national medical associations, and five uniformed federal services. AMA has extensive experience implementing evidence-based clinical and community interventions, promoting best practices to improve health, and practice management tools. AMA maintains a 12-module CME course on Pain Management and supported the launch of NIDAMED. The organization remains active at the federal and state level to support training medical students and physicians in pain management, promote responsible opioid prescribing, and minimize diversion of controlled substances.


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American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)

AOAAM is a specialty academy of the American Osteopathic Association, dedicated to improving the understanding of addiction as a disease. AOAAM is committed to attaining science-based core competencies in the prevention, assessment, and treatment by Osteopathic Physicians; with a leadership voice in the Osteopathic Profession for sound public policy associated with substance use disorders. AOAAM has a strong grassroots network of providers, serving in both underserved urban and rural areas. Osteopathy makes up 8% of physicians in the U.S., however, because of the emphasis on family medicine, it is estimated that osteopathic physicians deliver 20% of primary care in this country.


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American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

APhA, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is comprised of nearly 60,000 pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in improving medication use and advancing patient care. APhA members provide care in all practice settings, including community pharmacies, physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health centers, managed care organizations, hospice settings and the uniformed services.


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American Psychiatric Association (APA)

APA is a national medical specialty society representing 38,500 psychiatrists in the U.S. and from around the world. Founded in 1844, it is the largest and longest-serving psychiatric medical association. APA’s members work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance use disorders. One of the means by which APA maintains an extensive presence in local communities is by the work of its District Branches and State Associations. These groups maintain ongoing contact with their members, provide local educational opportunities, and opportunities for networking and regular interaction.

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

APNA is the largest professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA membership totals more than 14,000 psychiatric-mental health nurses from all over the world.




Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) was established in 1971 and has a membership of over 500 American Indian and Alaska Native physicians licensed to practice medicine in the United States. AAIP's mission is to pursue excellence in Native American healthcare by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body and spirit. A top priority for AAIP is motivating American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research to increase the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce.




Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)

The primary mission of AMERSA is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy. AMERSA achieved national prominence for its role in the design and dissemination of substance abuse curricula for physicians, the development of health professional educators in medicine, nursing and social work, and its annual national conferences. AMERSA’s 300 plus members represent a broad spectrum of health professions. One of their key goals is to improve education and clinical practice in the identification and management of substance-related problems by promoting leadership, mentorship and collaboration among multiple healthcare professions including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dentists, pharmacists, and public health professionals. Its peer-reviewed journal is Substance Abuse.



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Boston Children's Hospital - The Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (ASAP)

ASAP at Boston Children’s Hospital provides national leadership in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use problems and disorders in children and adolescents. ASAP’s approach to substance use is built around our understanding of the unique challenges posed by the cognitive and developmental changes during this critical and transitional period in life. By focusing on a combination of clinical services, research, training, and policy work, ASAP is committed to reducing and preventing substance use disorders and related behaviors in children and adolescents.



Boston Medical Center (BMC)

BMC’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) program provides education, support and capacity building to community health centers and other health care and social service providers on best practices caring for patients with substance use disorders. OBAT TTA helps organizations integrate evidence-based addiction treatment into office-based settings using sustainable models of care, such as the OBAT Nurse Care Manager Model developed at BMC (also referred to as the Massachusetts Model).


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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, and special events.


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C4 Innovations

C4 Innovations advances recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are marginalized. C4 is committed to reducing disparities and achieving equitable outcomes. The organization partners with service organizations, communities, and systems to develop and implement research-based solutions that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed. The team at C4 includes service providers, trainers, researchers, and people who have experienced mental illness, substance use, trauma, and homelessness.



Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI)

Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) is a nonprofit, nationally recognized training and technical assistance provider with specific expertise in building the capacity of leaders and workforce to strengthen systems to deliver evidence-based and innovative substance use disorder (SUD) services to respond to the opioid epidemic. CAI provides intensive and individualized TTA in all 50 states and US territories and has a diverse, multicultural and multilingual staff of over 100 professionals, and faculty, who have both practical and applied expertise in implementation of SUD services.


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The Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders, LLC (COPE)

COPE is a voluntary organization devoted to improving patient care and public health by assuring that all physicians are trained to prevent, identify, and provide specialty appropriate interventions for patients who use tobacco or illicit drugs, or who engage in unhealthy use of alcohol or non-medical use of prescription medications.


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Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in interprofessional and international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.


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Faces and Voices of Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national organization based in Washington, D.C. operating a training division to provide technical assistance to states and organizations throughout the United States and U.S, territories. FAVOR’s reach extends to over 85,000 individuals within the organization’s extended network of members, supporters, followers and service recipients. FAVOR operates the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS), the only national accrediting body for peer support providers. Additionally, FAVOR operates the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) which unites and supports the growing network of over 150 local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs). ARCO helps build the unified voice of the organized recovery community and fulfill FAVOR’s commitment to supporting the development of new RCOs and strengthening existing ones.


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Major County Sheriffs of America Leadership Association

Major County Sheriffs of America's membership consists of 103 of the largest Sheriff’s Offices in the United States, with Sheriffs representing and protecting over 120 million constituents across the country. Its mission is, “Leading the way for a safer America.” As leaders, Major County Sheriffs of America continuously seeks fact-based solutions to help address the crises its agencies see every day on front lines.



National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD/AETC)

NAHEWD is a membership organization of 8 regional and 2 national AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) that support the AETC Program mission. Established in 2010, NAHEWD supports the AETCs, a component of the HRSA-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which have an explicit directive to build and maintain a well-educated and culturally sensitive health professions workforce that can provide prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment, and medical management for people at risk for and living with HIV.


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National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Founded in 1971, NACHC was founded to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all. NACHC is a nonprofit advocacy organization providing education, training, and technical assistance to health centers in support of their mission to provide quality health care to medically underserved populations. NACHC represents Community and Migrant Health Centers, as well as Health Care for the Homeless and Public Housing Primary Care Programs. NACHC also works closely with chartered State and Regional Primary Care Associations.


National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

The National Association of State and Drug Abuse Directors, or NASADAD, promotes effective and efficient state substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery systems. Its members are the Single State Agency (SSA) directors who oversee the publicly funded substance use prevention, treatment, and systems in the 50 states, District of Columbia and the territories. NASADAD works closely with state leaders who oversee the continuum of care, including State Opioid Treatment Authorities, and Prevention, Treatment and Women's Services Coordinators.



National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

NCSC, founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization that promotes justice through leadership and service at the state court and local levels. This is accomplished through knowledge and information exchange to assist in making decisions that improve services while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision making.


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National Sheriff's Association (NSA)

NSA is a not-for-profit organization with approximately 14,000 members that represents the more than 3,000 Sheriffs’ Offices in the United States. Chartered in 1940 and headquartered in Alexandria, VA, NSA has been providing training and technical assistance for over 80 years in fulfillment of its mission to support and enhance the professionalism of those whose job it is to serve and protect. NSA prioritizes issues surrounding the wrongful incarceration of persons with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders and works closely with its membership to provide evidence-based practices and support to mitigate the crisis that exists among our nation’s jails.


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National Council for Mental Wellbeing (NCMW)

 The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with over 3,000 member organizations, serving 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery.  The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1.5 million Americans have been trained.



National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

NCJFCJ is the oldest judicial membership and education entity specializing in juvenile and family law and domestic violence in the country. The NCJFCJ serves an estimated 30,000 professionals in the juvenile and family justice system including judges, referees, commissioners, court masters and administrators, social and mental health workers, law enforcement, and probation officers. The NCJFCJ is recognized nationally for providing training, technical assistance, and research while advancing policy to better assist state and tribal court judges and court and justice system professionals to serve children, families, and survivors of violence.


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Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is a non-profit tribal organization that has served the 43 federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho since 1972. The NPAIHB has four main functional areas, 1) Health promotion and disease prevention, 2) Legislative and policy analysis, 3) Training and technical assistance and, 4) Surveillance and research.


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National Judicial College (NJC)

Created more than a half-century ago at the recommendation of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, NJC remains the only educational institution in America that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country, Indian Country and abroad. Judges served by this nonprofit and nonpartisan institution decide more than 95 percent of the cases in the United States.


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Partnership to End Addiction (The Partnership)

The Partnership to End Addiction is the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. The Partnership empowers parents and caregivers with support and guidance using the science-based information through its national helpline and digital interventions and researches and advances effective family-focused prevention and treatment strategies


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Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

PAEA is the only national organization representing PA educational programs. PAEA works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry.



The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)

PAARI was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of nearly 600 police departments in 34 states. PAARI provides technical assistance, coaching, and capacity-building resources to help police departments design and implement non-arrest programs that create pathways to treatment and recovery. PAARI and its law enforcement partners are working towards a vision where non-arrest referral programs are a standard community policing practice across the country. In just over five years, the programs that PAARI has helped design and launch have saved thousands of lives, changed police culture, and reshaped the national conversation about the opioid epidemic.



Recovery Research Institute (RRI)

The Recovery Research Institute is a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment and recovery. Its mission is to enhance the public health impact of addiction recovery science through the summary, synthesis and dissemination of scientific findings and the conduct of novel research.


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RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. RTI combines scientific rigor and technical expertise in social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development to deliver solutions to the critical needs of clients worldwide. RTI uses multidisciplinary research to combat the costs of opioid use disorder and has worked over 30 years with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help reduce the impact of substance use disorder and mental illness on America’s communities.