Federal and state policy makers have identified opioid use, abuse, and/or addiction as a public health epidemic and a top priority. There are many ways to get involved in your community or at the national level.

Advocacy Resources and Information:

Legislative Work on the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda

FED UP! Rally for a federal response to the opioid epidemic

Legal Intervention to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

Community Events in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Light & Unite Red maintains a calendar of community events surrounding substance abuse issues, including speakers, information fairs, and awareness events – Light & Unite Red

Local Community Coalitions

DEA 360 Strategy

Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

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