The Continuing Urgency of The Opioid Crisis Requires Systems to Work Together - Harm Reduction, Prevention, Treatment, Social Services, Criminal Justice, as well as Payers - to Ensure Access to High-Quality Care.  

The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative serves as a primary resource for state and federal health officials, policymakers, and private organizations and play prominent roles in four key areas:

  • Providing cutting-edge research to objectively evaluate local, state and national interventions and policies implemented in response to the opioid crisis.
  • Offering evidence-based guidance and recommendations for a wide range of stakeholders, including federal, state and local government agencies, health care systems, and industry.
  • Serving as a convener and collaborator to bring together researchers, clinicians, and policymakers from diverse disciplines to develop coordinated strategies for responding to the opioid epidemic. The Collaborative creates opportunities for university faculty to collaborate with other experts in public health, health services research, epidemiology, addiction medicine, education, and drug policy. 
  • Communicating activities, outcomes, and accomplishments from innovative research and policy initiatives across academic, medical, nonprofit and government fields. The Collaborative works closely with media outlets to highlight key accomplishments for an even wider audience.

OPRC in the News

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Stimulant Guide

Dr. Traci Green and colleagues prepared the new Stimulant Guide for the CDC. Released on February 13, 2023.

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New Study Examines Implementation of the First State Wide Community Drug Checking Program

The study, conducted by Dr. Traci Green and colleagues, was published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Nov/Dec 2022.

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Protocol for the implementation of a statewide mobile addiction program

Community in Care® model in MA. Conducted by Dr. Cynthia A. Tschampl, Dr. Dominic Hodgkin, Dr. Traci Green, and colleagues. March 2023.

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Best Practice Guidance for Post-Overdose Outreach January 2023

New guidance summary with Dr. Traci Green in collaboration with the Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center.