Our team believes many barriers exist and need to be understood to enable the development of robust policies and programmatic infrastructure when solving “wicked problems” – a system of problems: complex, multi-causal, and resistant to solutions, and building healthy communities. In our effort to identify strategies, we examine the challenges local governments face to help facilitate a pathway forward. This includes understanding the relationship of problem severity to policies being implemented. In addition, we are building datasets and models that reach across the United States. We believe a coordinated multipronged approach is needed and select research topics in order to create a patchwork of solutions.
- Local government policy program activities in response to the opioid crisis, and the impact of COVID-19
- The impact of state-level prescribing policies on opioid-related overdose death rates
- Comparison of policy and program activities to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and related overdose death across urban and rural areas
- Opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, tapering, and healing
- Swann, W. L., Schreiber, T. L., Wright, S. L., Davis, M. W., Kim, S., Kim, S. Y., & Lamiotte, M. (2020). Local Policy and Programmatic Activity to Address the US Opioid Crisis: A Cross-Sectional Survey of County Governments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP.
- Swann, W. L., Kim, S., Kim, S. Y., & Schreiber, T. L. (2020). Urban‐Rural Disparities in Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Response Activities: A Cross‐Sectional Analysis. The Journal of Rural Health.
- Wright SL. Limited utility for benzodiazepines in chronic pain management: a narrative review. Adv Ther. 2020;37: 2604-2619. DOI: 10.1007/s12325-020-01354-6
- John F. Peppin, Joseph V. Pergolizzi (Jr.), Robert B. Raffa, Steven L. Wright. The Benzodiazepines Crisis: An Overview of the Down-side of an Overused Drug Class (Oxford University Press, 2020).
- National Association of County and City Health Officials – NACCHO 360: Raising the Reach of Public Health (Virtual, July 2020)
- The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit (Virtual, April 2020)
- Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference (Denver, CO, November 2019)
- Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Symposium (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, October 2019)
- Colorado Behavioral Health & Wellness Summit (University of Denver, October 2019)
- Urban Affairs Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 2019)
- American Society for Public Administration – ASPA (Denver, CO, March 2018)
- Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Symposium (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, October 2018)
- A Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) funded project with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE); Conejos, Crowley, and Otero Counties; the Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC); and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (2020-2022)
- A University of Colorado Office of Research Services (ORS) funded project with West Chester University and the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs (2020-2021)
- Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (2019-2020)
- Jefferson County Substance Use Partnership (2019-2020)
- Benzo-Wise Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (2019-2020)
- 10.10.10 (https://101010.net/) (2019)
- Challenge School Wellness Week (2019)
- Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Work Groups (2016 -2020)
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