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Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup

In April 2017, the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy convened a multifaceted group of stakeholders deeply concerned and committed to reducing the burden of the opioid crisis in Idaho. The workgroup gathered for a two-day retreat, followed by additional meetings and phone calls, to create a statewide, collaborative opioid misuse and overdose prevention blueprint; leading to the development of the “2017-2022 Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan.” The five-year Strategic Plan identifies three key goal areas that address the epidemic with a comprehensive, multi-sector approach to support the workgroup’s 2022 vision of a safe and healthy Idaho, free of opioid misuse and untreated opioid use disorders.

The Idaho Opioid Misuse & Overdose workgroup continues to reconvene annually to review and revise the Strategic Plan. The group held its fifth annual retreat and plan update in April 2021. Read the full 2021 Update of the Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan.

Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup Membership (not exhaustive)
  • A Way Forward
  • Ada County Coroner’s Office
  • Albertsons Pharmacy
  • BPA Health
  • Center for Behavioral Health
  • City of Boise
  • Community Coalitions of Idaho
  • Cottonwood Police Department
  • Empower Idaho
  • Families impacted by opioid use disorder
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Idaho Board of Medicine
  • Idaho Board of Nursing
  • Idaho Board of Pharmacy
  • Idaho Department of Corrections
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Div. of Behavioral Health, Div. of Medicaid, Div. of Public Health)
  • Idaho Head Start Association
  • Idaho Hospital Association
  • Idaho Legislature (2 Senators, 2 Representatives)
  • Idaho Medical Association
  • Idaho Office of Drug Policy
  • Idaho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Association
  • Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Idaho Public Health (Central District Health Department, Eastern Idaho Public Health, Idaho North Central District, Panhandle Health District 1, South Central Public Health District, Southwest District Health)
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • Idaho State Pharmacy Association & Idaho Retailer Association/Retail Pharmacy Council
  • Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program
  • Idaho State Police
  • Injury Care Medical Center
  • Idaho State University (College of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy Association Doctoral Program)
  • North Canyon Medical Center
  • North Idaho AHEC
  • Northpoint Recovery
  • PEER Wellness Center, Inc.
  • Qualis Health
  • Raise the Bottom Addiction Treatment
  • Recovery United, Inc.
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • St. Luke’s Health System
  • The Phoenix
  • VA Medical Center
  • The Walker Center

If you are interested in participating in the workgroup or would like further information, please contact Marianne King at 208-854-3040.

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