Every day, an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose – a grim reality that has devastated families and communities around the nation. Reversing the opioid crisis requires a multi-sectoral and multi-pronged response; no organization, government agency, or sector can solve this crisis on its own.

The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is committed to developing, curating, and disseminating multi-sector solutions to reduce opioid misuse and improve outcomes for affected individuals, families, and communities. A partnership designed to improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the Collaborative brings together the National Academy of Medicine, the Aspen Institute, and more than 60 participants representing critical stakeholder organizations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.