ABOUT THE WNC OPIOID RESPONSE CONSORTIUM
The WNC Opioid Response Consortium (“the Consortium”) was formed in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identification of Cherokee, Clay, and Graham as three of the top 200 counties in the United States at high risk of outbreak for HIV and/or Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) because of the opioid epidemic.
The Consortium has been working together since November 2018 to systematically assess gaps and opportunities in the three-county region related to substance use disorder/ opioid use disorder (SUD/OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery. This assessment, which included listening sessions with people in recovery, key informant interviews, and data analysis, has informed the development of a strategic plan to maintain gains made in the region over time.
For more information on the WNC Opioid Response Consortium visit Appalachian Mountain Community Services (AMCHC) at –https://www.amchc.org/consortium