Overdose Response Network

Fighting the overdose epidemic

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About

The U.S. overdose crisis is among the most pressing and indiscriminate health challenges of our time. After years of steady climbing, overdose deaths have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic – with an estimated 93,000 lives lost to overdose in 2020.

Overdose deaths are preventable, and solutions to the crisis lie within our own communities. The Clinton Foundation, with over 15 years of experience tackling complex health challenges, is uniquely positioned to help communities across the U.S. reduce stigma and save lives.

Join the Network

Interested in joining the fight to end the overdose crisis in the United States? Send us a note to learn how you might partner and participate in the Overdose Response Network.

In Photos: Overdose Response Network in Action

Approach

Fighting the overdose crisis requires a comprehensive, sustainable approach and we believe that everyone can play an important part in charting a better path forward for victims, families, and communities across the country. We bring together diverse groups of stakeholders to implement solutions aimed at reversing the crisis and increasing access to naloxone and other lifesaving resources by expanding our work with schools, faith leaders, and communities.

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    Expanding Naloxone Access

    Naloxone is the medication that reverses the physical effects of an opioid overdose. We’ve negotiated innovative agreements with manufacturers of naloxone to lower the cost and have formed partnerships to increase affordability and expand distribution of this critical, lifesaving treatment. Learn more >

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    Engaging Community Leaders

    Faith leaders are a trusted source of support and information. They influence attitudes and practices in communities across the U.S., and as such, are a vital part of the solution to confronting the overdose crisis. We’re working to build networks of faith leaders representing different faith traditions, and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to organize community members, reduce the stigma of addiction, and fight substance use disorders in their communities. Learn more >

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    Translating Research into Practice

    We bring together experts from across sectors to research, compile, and disseminate the best available science on substance use disorders. Learn more >



Impact

At the Clinton Foundation, we believe data should be used to guide how programs are designed and implemented. We leverage both quantitative and qualitative information in order to promote evidence-based decision-making and help the Foundation and our community of partners achieve greater results in people’s lives across the country and around the world.

  • 530K

    DOSES OF NALOXONE

    distributed to recovery residences, high schools, universities, and community organizations through the Overdose Response Network in partnership with Direct Relief, Emergent BioSolutions, and the Voices Project.

  • 124

    FAITH LEADERS

    engaged across 5 US cities to equip them with the skills and resources needed to organize community members, reduce the stigma of addiction, and confront substance use disorders in their communities.


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