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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 identified three key goal areas that addressed 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 held its fifth annual retreat and plan update in April 2021. Read the full 2022 Update and Final Report | Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022.

 2017 – 2022 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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