CDC: Our Public Health Story: Response to the Opioid Crisis through State and Local Collaboration

11:30 AM
12:45 PM


CDC is mobilizing a public health response to the opioid overdose epidemic in collaboration with state and local health departments. Our prevention and response activities evolved as the primary driver of the opioid crisis shifted from prescription to illicit opioids. Dr. Grant Baldwin, Director of the Division for Overdose Prevention, will highlight CDC’s role in addressing the epidemic and focus his remarks on multisector collaborations through the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program and other signature community-level investments.

Learning Objectives

1. identify CDC’s role in addressing the opioid overdose epidemic.

2. understand strategies to leverage multi-sector collaborations to address the opioid overdose crisis.

3. define how CDC activities to reduce opioid overdose deaths can be adapted and applied to the work of community coalitions.

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Grant Baldwin
Director of the Division for Overdose Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention