Opioid Policy Fellows 2018


States are leading the way in efforts and innovative policies to address the opioid epidemic, which claimed more than 40,000 lives in 2016. 

NCSL is pleased to facilitate the Opioid Policy Fellows program, designed to support legislators who are experienced or emerging leaders on opioid addiction and overdose issues

The Opioid Policy Fellows Program is focused on health policies and programs being addressed by state legislatures across the country, including legislative trends and action, research and evidence, and other innovative topics and cost-effective strategies. The program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

In its first year, the program accepted 24 legislators, who are chairs of health-related committees in the legislatures of their home states. This page features information about the 2018 Opioid Policy Fellows program.