National Partner Convening for Opioid Preparedness

When:  Jun 11, 2024 from 08:30 AM to 11:45 AM (ET)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Rapid Response Program (ORRP), in partnership with ASTHO, is pleased to announce the upcoming Opioid Preparedness National Partner Convening. This hybrid event will occur in-person at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA, and online via Zoom on June 11–12.

The Opioid Preparedness National Partner Convening will bring together national associations and clinical partners to:

  • Raise awareness among national partners of disruptions to patients’ access to opioid prescriptions and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and describe the risks to patients/communities.
  • Provide an overview of the Opioid Rapid Response Program and the national landscape for response.
  • Discuss practical strategies for supporting and intervening with patients, including the role of pharmacies and behavioral health providers.
  • Discuss ways national partners (and their memberships) can support response efforts.


  • Tuesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, June 12, 8:30-11:45 a.m. ET

A final agenda with more detailed presentations and activities will be shared closer to the event. Additional information, including hotel logistics and registration details, will follow soon.

Virtual Option: We understand that travel and in-person meetings may not be feasible for everyone. This event will also be offered online via Zoom. If you are interested in joining the partner convening online, please indicate so during your registration.

Please contact Tanya Baker, Senior Analyst, Social and Behavioral Health, at if you have any additional questions or concerns about the convening.