Published: February 20, 2020
Opioid addiction is an enormous and frightening challenge for the entire country. The potential impacts to Minnesota cities include an array of significant, direct, and indirect costs to public health and public safety resources. To help cities deal with this issue, the League has compiled a list of reliable resources created by organizations with expertise and experience in this area.
The League will continue to watch this issue and update this list as necessary. If you have a story to share or a request for more resources, please contact the League at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Health Opioid Dashboard
- Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (OD Map)
This program program links first responders and relevant record management systems to a mapping tool to track overdoses to stimulate real-time response and strategic analysis across jurisdictions.
- To use OD Map, Minnesota agencies should contact the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at email@example.com.
- Minnesota Department of Human Services: “Working Together to End the Opioid Epidemic”
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- US Department of Agriculture: “Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse” (pdf)
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
State and national municipal leagues
- National League of Cities/National Association of Counties: “A Prescription for Action”
- Michigan Municipal League
- North Carolina League of Municipalities
- Maryland Municipal League
- Massachusetts Municipal Association: An Obligation to Lead (pdf)