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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Translation Network and the Opioid Epidemic

An urgent need exists for evidence-informed public health solutions to address the opioid epidemic and to promote high-quality care for those with pain.

Combating the opioid epidemic is a top priority for the Center’s work on substance use and overdose.

The Translation Network to Eliminate Opioid Overdose and Reverse Addiction is a collaborative originally funded by the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The network focuses on tackling the opioid epidemic in the United States. This innovative effort is a collaboration between NCIPC-funded injury centers in Maryland (Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy), West Virginia (West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center), Iowa (University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center), and Michigan (University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center). Our Center is coordinating the Network’s efforts to translate the available evidence on the opioid epidemic and overdose prevention into guidance for state policymakers.

The Center and our partner centers in the translation network have published the following reports to date: