Reducing opioid misuse, abuse and overdose
The Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), a service of Lines for Life, is grounded in the Prescription Drug (Rx) Summits convened by Oregon Partnership/Lines for Life at the behest of Oregon’s Governor in 2013. OrCRM was established in 2014 through an Innovative Preventions Projects grant from the Oregon Health Authority. OrCRM members convene quarterly, discuss statewide data and policy updates and provide expertise and technical assistance to guide OrCRM’s programmatic direction.
OrCRM’s role in reducing Oregon’s prescription opioid is that of convener and change agent – moving discussion into action. We have become both a resource and leader on this issue through our ability to mobilize and engage a wide range of stakeholders. These efforts have built momentum and capacity to implement regional and statewide strategies.