We are happy to present LIVE.LONG.DC. 2.0. In December 2018, the Mayor released LIVE.LONG.DC. the District’s Plan to Reduce Opioid Use, Misuse, and Related Deaths. The Plan is the District’s blueprint for how best to move forward with urgency and thoughtfulness to increase prevention activities and access to harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services and supports to meet the goal of reducing opioid use, misuse, and related deaths. The Plan reflects the input of a cross-section of public and private partners, including DC government agencies, hospital leaders, physicians, substance use disorder treatment providers, community-based service providers, federal partners, and individuals with lived experience.
The original LIVE.LONG.DC. has seven goals with a host of strategies under each goal. LIVE.LONG.DC. 2.0. has been revised to focus on creating a person-centered system of care, strengthening connections across the continuum of care, and using data to implement a targeted approach at the community level and with special populations. The modified Plan consists of six Opioid Strategy Areas, each with subsequent strategies related to that area of focus.
Read LIVE.LONG.DC. 2.0. here.