JCOIN is funded through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠ Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative℠. The NIH HEAL Initiative℠ is an aggressive, trans-NIH effort to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid health crisis. Launched in April 2018, the initiative improves prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhances pain management. For more information, visit: https://heal.nih.gov.
JCOIN is a groundbreaking initiative designed to advance scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and interventions, and to expand their use in daily practice within health and justice settings. JCOIN is managed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIDA awarded JCOIN grants to 13 clinical research centers (“Research Hubs”) and two large resource centers: the Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) and the Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC). Together, these centers will engage justice settings and treatment providers in research studies to address the opioid crisis, and disseminate findings to stakeholders across the country.
JCOIN’s Steering Committee (SC) sets policies and procedures and provides collaborative oversight to ensure that the network adheres to its vision and achieves its priority goals.