Using Data to Drive Community-Based Approaches to the Opioid Crisis
What role can data play in developing community-based approaches to opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery? How can data help health, law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals—and community members—better understand the opioid crisis in their localities and develop targeted interventions?
AIR held a Capitol Hill briefing to address these questions on June 18, 2018. The briefing began with a welcome by Cheryl Vince, senior vice president and Institute Fellow at AIR, and remarks by Avenel Joseph, Director of Policy and Oversight, Senator Edward J. Markey. The panel was moderated by Susan Heil, a principal researcher at AIR, and included presenters Marian Ryan, District Attorney, Middlesex County, MA; and Xavier "Lawrence" Andrews, executive director of Prevention Alliance of Lauderdale County Anti-Drug Coalition (PAL).