Our organization, in collaboration with the Addiction Policy Forum, is excited to launch a new project featuring innovative programs to address addiction in the fields of prevention, treatment, recovery support, overdose reversal, criminal justice reform and law enforcement strategies.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the 2015 drug overdose death data, which showed a significant increase from 47,055 drug overdose deaths in 2014 to 52,404 – an average of 144 drug overdose deaths each day.
However, many states and communities all over the country have created innovative programs to address substance use disorders in their area and we believe they deserve recognition for their hard work in the face of a national epidemic. Innovations in addressing the disease of addiction will help change the way our country views addiction, and featuring these great programs move this forward.
We would like to invite you to nominate programs your organization believes are innovative in these fields. All nominated programs will be reviewed and considered by the Addiction Policy Forum’s National Advisory Board. Selected programs will receive the following:
- National recognition as an innovation, including announcement to the media and key policymakers;
- A feature article published on the Addiction Policy Forum website and delivered to over 200 partner organizations
- A seal of recognition to include on their website and organizational websites; and,
- Inclusion in a compilation of innovative programs to be published by the Addiction Policy Forum
If you or your organization is interested in nominating a program, please complete the nomination form available here: Nominate a Program.
Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31st, 2017.