RTI to Join Opioid Action Collaborative Led by National Academy of Medicine

April 30, 2019

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International is joining more than 100 organizations across the U.S. as part of the Opioid Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, a network led by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The collaborative, which includes hospital and medical systems, academia, community organizations, nonprofits and health professional societies, aims to develop evidence-based solutions to address the crisis.

Participating organizations were announced during the latest meeting of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

RTI was among the organizations named to the collaborative based on its visible commitment to combating the opioid crisis through current work and future goals. RTI has extensive experience conducting research and addressing issues on the forefront of the crisis. As a network organization, RTI will actively support and contribute to the work of the collaborative by providing input on activities and partnering in new efforts to combat the epidemic.

“Reversing the opioid epidemic requires a multi-sectoral response,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau. “No organization, agency or sector can solve this problem on their own. NAM is privileged to lead this action collaborative, which will work to develop collective solutions and advance those with the most potential to reverse or stem the crisis. We are thrilled to see such a robust commitment from organizations across the country in joining with us to be part of the solution.”

The Opioid Action Collaborative was founded in 2018 as a public-private partnership committed to developing and disseminating multi-sector solutions to reduce opioid misuse and improve outcomes for all those affected by the opioid crisis.

The collaborative focuses on four core priority areas, including, education and training; prescribing guidelines and evidence standards; prevention, treatment and recovery; and research, data and metrics. Network organizations will collaborate across these priority areas to identify and cultivate multi-sector solutions that aim to reverse the national trends in opioid misuse and overdose.

Learn more about the Opioid Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and see the ways RTI is helping to understand, prevent and treat opioid abuse