The NPAIHB Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Consortium will work to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing capacity to address the complex factors associated with a comprehensive opioid response, including: access to culturally appropriate prevention, treatment and recovery activities with the intent of reducing unmet treatment need and opioid-related deaths, as well as a focus on using cultural and community strengths as prevention.The aim of this work will be to significantly expand the capacity for Tribal Opioid Response to at least the 23 NW Tribes in the TOR Consortium. The overarching goal of the NPAIHB TOR Consortium is to develop a comprehensive and strategic approach to assist Tribes in developing capacity to address the complex factors associated with a comprehensive opioid response. This includes expanding access to culturally appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery activities to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid-related deaths through development of a strategic opioid response plan. The strategic plan includes, but is not limited to:
- Developing a framework for a NW Opioid Response strategic plan,
- Increasing awareness of opioid use disorder,
- Preventing opioid use disorder,
- Increasing access to treatment and recovery services and overdose reversal capacity
- Reducing the health consequences of opioid use disorder in tribal communities.
The consortium will accomplish these objectives by focusing on cultural and community strengths as prevention and use of evidence-and-culture based interventions.
One of the projects the NW TOR Consortium undertook to aid in opioid prevention efforts was the development of the “How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose with Naloxone” video. Click on the image below to view the full video.