Model Law Virtual Knowledge Labs

The Model Law Virtual Knowledge Labs are a virtual learning series that provides state and county leaders with an opportunity to deepen their awareness and understanding of how model laws can assist jurisdictions in addressing substance use disorders and concomitant issues.

The Model Law Knowledge Labs speakers will share insights into the key components of the model laws, demonstrate how states have used the model laws to increase access to treatment and reduce overdose deaths, and discuss how the model laws balance the needs of those in the public health and public safety fields with the unique nature of state legislative processes.

Welcome from ONDCP’s Director, Dr. Rahul Gupta

Substance Use During Pregnancy and Family Care Plans
School Response to Drugs and Drug-related Incidents
Overdose Prevention and Treatment in Correctional Settings
Treatment in Emergency Department Settings
Overdose Fatality Review
Harm Reduction / Overdose Prevention

2023 State of the States

The 2023 State of the States: Legislative Roadmap for Reducing Overdose Deaths and Increasing Access to Treatment (the Roadmap) guides state leaders on the most effective approaches to addressing the opioid and other drug epidemic by identifying 10 evidence-based policy approaches to reduce overdoses. Each of the 10 strategies outlined in the Roadmap points to a specific type of policy that states can implement to reduce overdose deaths and increase access to substance use treatment. Click here to read the full report.

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Knowledge Lab State Maps

Click here to access the Knowledge Lab State Maps, a series of individual maps related to the topics addressed in the Knowledge Labs Series.

How can LAPPA assist?

Listen to a discussion to learn about LAPPA technical assistance resources to support your efforts to implement policy and legislative changes in your state.