The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), undertook research translating lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy into useful tools, recommendations for its member, partners and other stakeholders. This website, created by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), was designed to provide opioid users in and out of treatment, service providers and policy makers with valuable resources to assist in planning for treatment disruption due to emergencies and disasters. The website will be updated regularly to highlight new trends, experiences, lessons learned and best practices for the preparedness and treatment communities. This project and the development of this website go hand-in-hand with ASTHO’s larger opioid and substance abuse prevention strategy. The 2017 President’s Challenge centered around public health approaches to preventing substance misuse, addictions, and related consequences. For more information on ASTHO’s Presidential Challenge: please visit: www.astho.org/addictions
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.
The development of this website and its tools, recommendations, and research was supported by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under award number 6 HITEP130002-03. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.