Leadership

Leadership

To ensure a successful and comprehensive public health response to the opioid epidemic, state and territorial health leaders should engage leaders and decision makers from

  • The gubernatorial and cross-cabinet/executive branch
  • The legislative branch (e.g., key policy staff, legislators)
  • The community (e.g., advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, medical licensing boards)
  • Public and private health care delivery systems (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency medical services)
  • Departments of education, corrections, housing, economic development, and social services
  • Law enforcement and public safety