Information and tools for localities and organizations

The Center has compiled this list of resources to help local leaders, clinicians, planners, and organizations working to address the impact of opioids and addiction in their communities. We add resources regularly, so check back often! 

Center of Excellence Webinars

Research, white papers, and helpful planning tools

  • Research from Center of Excellence leaders and team members:
  • Data
    • South Carolina Opioid and Infectious-Disease Related Hospitalization data: This South Carolina dashboard, developed and maintained by Lior Rennert, PhD, at the Clemson University Center for Public Health Modeling and Response, displays predicted hospitalization data by ZIP code. This includes opioid-related hospitalizations as well as those related to Hepatitis C and HIV, and socioeconomic indicators as well as healthcare facility locations are displayed as factors for each ZIP code. 
    • Issue brief on using treatment data: Background from Pew Trusts on the Opioid Cascade of Care, a set of four metric domains used to understand treatment system performance. The Center is leveraging this tool in our data analytics work.
    • Data & Strategy resource list: This detailed list includes over 50 links to both data sources and information on specific strategies to support opioid and addiction planning and implementation. 
  • Maternal health and treatment and provider support: Information on the Improving Access to Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care Through Telemedicine and Tele-Mentoring (Mom's IMPACTT) project administered by MUSC, including connections to coordinators to provide on-demand mental health treatment and resources for pregnant and postpartum people and real-time psychiatric consultations for providers. 
  • Treatment across the criminal justice system: This report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, State Strategies to Support OUD Treatment across the Criminal Legal System, outlines opportunities to provide treatment interventions across the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). The SIM provides a framework from community services and prevention all the way across the continuum to community corrections. 
  • Harm reduction: The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health published this report and onepager, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease Through the Provision of Syringe Services Programs, providing background, information, and data on harm reduction services. 

South Carolina opioid information

  • Core strategies for abatement: SC Opioid Recovery Fund (SCORF) Board has provided a robust resource of core strategies information to their website. This webpage categorizes and lists core strategies that localities and interested discretionary applicants review to understand how these funds can be used.
  • Overview of strategies and implementation information: SC's Guide to Approved Uses for Investing Opioid Settlement Funds is a comprehensive overview of core strategies and approved abatement fund uses. 
  • State data: SC overdose and related data from Just Plain Killers
  • Naloxone and fentanyl test strips: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) opioid resources, including information on how to access no-cost naloxone and fentanyl test strips
  • Clinician support: The Center's printable warmline flyer provides details about calling our clinician warmline 

Center of Excellence Partner Organizations