Project

Opioid Community of Practice (OCP)

Opioid Community of Practice (OCP)

Principal Investigator: Winograd, Rachel
October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2020
Funder: Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (DOJ-BJA) and Saint Louis County Department of Health
Official Title: Opioid Community of Practice (OCP)

The Opioid Community of Practice (OCP) is funded by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Affairs (DOJ-BJA), Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Category 6 Data-Driven Responses to Opioid Misuse Projects. Missouri’s metropolitan areas, including Kansas City, Clay County, Springfield-Greene County, Columbia-Boone County, St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and City of St. Louis, have established a multijurisdictional Opioid Community of Practice (OCP). The goals for the OCP are to collaborate to improve identification, collection, and utilization of opioid data; prioritize and enhance community-based interventions and system-level strategies using improved opioid data and collective action that address social determinants of health; leverage action researchers, local public health entities, and regional data collaborative groups to evaluate the collective impact of the learning community and impact of resulting interventions on reducing opioid misuse. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (MIMH) will serve as the project’s research partner to assist the OCP and Regional Data Center (RDC) members by conducting research and evaluation.

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