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.