The RAND Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center (OPTIC), funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), was created to be a national resource for the researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders on the opioid epidemic. The goal of the center is to inform evidence-based policy research on opioids through the development and dissemination of data, methods, and tools.
The RAND Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center (OPTIC) will make resources available to inform evidence-based policy regarding the opioid epidemic. Although OPTIC does not specifically focus on correctional populations, they recognize that the criminal justice systems are one area where collaborative efforts are needed to combat this crisis. OPTIC, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), distributes resources such as data, methods, and tools through their website at https://www.rand.org/OPTIC and via their quarterly newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter at https://www.rand.org/health-care/centers/optic/contact.html. Publications in the areas of harm reduction, illicit opioids, opioid analgesics, and treatment and various web resources including those on Medicaid and the opioid epidemic are currently available on the OPTIC website. Web-training modules will be posted once available.
Learn more: https://www.rand.org/OPTIC
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RAND Corporation. (2019). OPTIC: Opioid policy tools and information center. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/OPTIC