OCLC and the Public Library Association have conducted research into how public libraries are supporting their communities through the opioid crisis, and how libraries are partnering with organizations to meet these local needs.
Explore this site for the project findings, including a summary report and case studies from the eight public library research locations. A newly released call to action guide outlines how libraries can engage in opioid response activities. Together, we can make a positive difference in improving outcomes for our communities.
This report gathers the findings from the research sites, sharing the opioid response activities that were implemented, summarizes the research findings, and includes the research methodology.
The case studies detail each of eight library responses, the partnerships formed, community reactions, outcomes of the efforts, as well as challenges, needs, and opportunities.
The urgent demand created by this public health crisis is paired with uncertainty on how best to address local needs in this area. This guide provides options, ideas, and resources for engaging in a response.
This webinar presents a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis. Panelists shared resources, including ideas for organizations to partner with, additional perspectives to consider, and strategies for getting started.
This webinar presents examples from case studies of libraries who are serving as active partners in addressing the opioid crisis in their communities.
This webinar highlights approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis and promote healthier communities.
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