The California Opioid Safety Network is an innovative statewide learning network that is designed to increase the impact of a wide range of stakeholders involved in opioid safety across California. The problem is urgent: overdose death rates in some California regions are among the highest in the country.
By leveraging resources and facilitating peer-to-peer learning, the Network offers a forum to all coalitions, organizations and individuals working to combat the opioid crisis. Network members will have access to resources for staying in touch with the best practices from the field, and will receive ongoing communications with periodic news updates, informational bulletins and webinar invitations, among other resources and opportunities.
The Network is managed by the Public Health Institute’s (PHI) Center for Health Leadership and Practice (Leadership Center), in partnership with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and an advisory group of leaders and stakeholders.
The Network is based on the work of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) from 2015 to 2017, through which they supported a network of 16 opioid safety coalitions, representing 23 counties. Today 36 counties have a coalition. Building from the successes of the initial network and the lessons learned from a coalition assessment conducted by PHI in 2017, the Leadership Center’s approach will accelerate the capacity and impact of the Network.