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Webinar Replay: Creating Effective Health and Law Enforcement Partnerships to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

This webinar was held on June 5, 2019, and was the sixth webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America.

Multi-sector collaboration is a key strategy for reversing the upward trend in opioid-related deaths, and there are tremendous opportunities to develop solutions through health and law enforcement partnerships. Historically, these sectors held divergent viewpoints and practices to best address opioid use. But today, successful collaborations involving health and public safety leaders are emerging across the country in response to the opioid crisis.

During this webinar, experts from HMA and the New York City Police Department explored key elements in a multi-sector approach to address opioid use, built on a foundation of shared ownership of policies, system response, and programmatic interventions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the key challenges to partnerships between health systems and law enforcement.
  2. Learn strategies for strengthening partnerships in which law enforcement, health professionals and community members work together to respond to the opioid crisis.
  3. Obtain examples of successful collaboration from around the country.
  4. Uncover current funding opportunities to support your health and law enforcement partnerships.


  • Laquisha Grant, Senior Consultant, New York City
  • Ashley Restaino, Managing Director, Staten Island PPS
  • Theresa Tobin, Deputy Chief, New York City Police Department
  • John Volpe, Principal, New York City

Who Should Listen

Officials of state and local government, law enforcement, fire departments, emergency response, crisis hotlines and crisis centers; executives of hospitals, health systems, mobile crisis units, and affiliated community providers and payers of crisis services, including Medicaid payers.