Partners

The Opioid Response Network Core Team/Partners is comprised of the lead agency, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), and a coalition of the following 27 national healthcare organizations:

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Lead Agency

 

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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (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.


Core Team Organizations

 

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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

Addiction Technology Transfer Center supports and strengthens the work of the 10 ATTC Regional Centers and four National Focus Area Centers. It manages the Network’s website, which in 2010 received more than two million views and nearly 100,000 unique visits.

 

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

The Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (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. As a member of the Opioid Response Network’s Core Team, ASAP is committed to educating communities and increasing the capacity of clinicians across the country to treat substance use in adolescents and young adults.

 

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C4 Innovations

C4 Innovations advances recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are marginalized. We are committed to reducing disparities and achieving equitable outcomes. We partner with service organizations, communities, and systems to develop and implement research-based solutions that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed. Our team includes service providers, trainers, researchers, and people who have experienced mental illness, substance use, trauma, and homelessness. We partner with treatment and prevention experts to ensure coordinated responses. Our work is grounded in our experience with providing and participating in mental health and addiction services. People with lived experience are at the forefront of our work to ensure real-world expertise is embedded in all we do.

 

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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 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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Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

The mission of our division is to develop innovative treatment interventions to ameliorate the personal suffering and negative public health consequences of substance use disorders. Our 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, we are at the forefront of addressing the critical addiction challenges facing New York City, New York state, and the nation.

 


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RTI International

RTI is a nonprofit organization that provides research, innovation, and technical services to clients worldwide. Our team consists of approximately 5,000 experts with degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional fields. RTI uses this breadth of expertise to deliver reliable data, thorough analysis and professional reporting. Our work expands public knowledge, provides solutions, and informs policy addressing health and well-being.

 


Partner Organizations

 

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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with 129,000 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, as well as internationally.

 

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American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States.

 

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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public. The 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 Physicians (ACP)

ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States with 154,000 members including internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. ACP seeks to be the foremost education and information resource for all internists.

 

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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. The AMA has extensive experience implementing evidence-based clinical and community interventions, promoting best practices to improve health, and practice management tools. The 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)

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (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 practice, it is estimated that osteopathic physicians deliver 20% of primary care in this country. As part of our consortium for PCSSNOW AOAAM has delivered numerous trainings in community settings both urban and rural.

 

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American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

APhA, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, 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)

American Psychiatric Association (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. APA’s contributions to the PCSS include webinars, interactive online clinical vignettes, and waiver-eligible trainings.

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

The APNA is the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty 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 11,000 psychiatric mental health nurses from all over the world.

 

 

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

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. Their peer-reviewed journal is Substance Abuse.

 

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Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) 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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The Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders, LLC (COPE)

The Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders, LLC (COPE) is a voluntary organization devoted to improving patient care and the 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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National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD/AETC)

The National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (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, the National Association of Community Health Centers (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.

 

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National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first twelve Drug Courts in the nation. This extraordinary group of innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals created a common-sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives. From those visionaries came the Drug Court movement and ultimately the broader “problem-solving court” principles taught in law schools and utilized in everyday court practice throughout numerous municipal, state and federal court systems nationwide. Today with 3,057 Drug Courts in operation in all 50 states and U.S. territories, NADCP has forever changed the face of the justice system.

 

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National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)

 The National Council for Behavioral Health 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.

 

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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, The National Judicial College 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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Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

The Physician Assistant Education Association (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.

 

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The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)

The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of nearly 500 police departments in 32 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 our law enforcement partners are working towards a vision where non-arrest referral programs are a standard community policing practice across the country. In just under four 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.

 

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Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance.