Opioid Response Network (ORN)

The program is designed to identify local providers/partners who will participate in and manage the successful implementation of the Opioid STR-TA for each state/territory. The goal of STR-TA is to ensure enhancement and expansion of  evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs/services across the Opioid STR spectrum. The overall approach will be to streamline efforts across the states ensuring most medically and cost-effective use of resources to truly impact this public health crisis.

Throughout the U.S., states, local communities, and neighborhoods, are experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number of opioid-related deaths. In response to this healthcare crisis The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and its coalition of 27 national healthcare partner organizations, including the AOAAM, formed the Opioid Response Network, formerly known as the STR-TA consortium, to provide training and technical assistance across the country focusing on the local level needs.

The Core Team’s primary responsibilities include identifying, recruiting and contracting with prevention, treatment, and recovery consultants to serve on regional TA teams. TA Teams will consist of an Addiction Specialist Clinical Lead when possible, and if not a physician who has been prescribing medications for addictions for a minimum of two years, a local prevention specialist, and a local recovery support specialist. A pool of physicians with experience in MAT, recovery and prevention will be identified to be able to meet the local needs. An Addiction Technology Transfer Center Tech Transfer Specialist will provide oversight and manage each TA team for each state/territory. Every state and territory will have one designated ATTC Implementation Specialist defined to work with them in STR activities.

Those seeking technical assistance for STR efforts should submit a request form located at (opioidresponsenetwork.org). This process will be managed by ATTC and the designated staff person for your state/territory. Once the request form is submitted the individual who submitted the request will be notified within one (1) business day to begin the process of providing support.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA.The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

The mission of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine is to improve the health of individuals and families burdened with the disease of addiction.

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