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Opioid Response

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The Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup (EOCRW) was given a charge from the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to identify and assemble resources to help Extension play a stronger and more strategic role in addressing the opioid crisis, and more generally behavioral health challenges that emerge over time. This publication provides useful information to help the Land Grant Extension system play a larger role in helping to address the crisis.

This resource provides information about:

  • the findings of a nationwide survey of Extension Behavioral Health programming
  • an extensive literature review on opioids and substance abuse
  • links to potential partners, networks, and grant opportunities
  • and the Extension Opioid Response Strategic Plan Report.
Land-Grant Institution
Extension Committee on Organization & Policy (ECOP), Michigan State University
Authors (Name, Email, Institution)

Mark Skidmore,,Michigan State University, ECOP

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Content Publication
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This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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