- 07/17/2017: VDH | Commissioner’s Update
- 01/17/2017: VDH | Commissioner’s Update
- 11/21/2016: VDH | Office of Emergency Services Launches Opioid Resources for EMS Providers
- 2016: U.S Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
- VDH Opioid Overdose Data Quarterly Report – Q1 2017
- VDH Opioid Overdose Data Quarterly Report – Q4 2016
- VDH Opioid Overdose Data Quarterly Report – Q3 2016
- (Reuters) Pfizer’s Opioid Painkiller can be Manipulated for Abuse: FDA
- A New Direction on Drugs
- Public Wants More Government Action Against Opioid Abuse
- Authorities in Va. Debate How to Treat Addictions
- Addicted to a Treatment for Addiction
- Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month
- House Passes Bills to Combat Opioid Abuse in U.S.
In 2017, Virginia’s opioid response campaign was named “Curb the Crisis” after a stakeholder-based survey was conducted to suggest renaming the site from VAaware.com. Curb the Crisis speaks to the three prongs of Virginia’s opioid epidemic – prevention, treatment and recovery. The term “curb” is a cultural euphemism for stopping or slowing down. Virginia is committed to stopping opioid deaths through prevention (education), treatment (resource awareness) and recovery (process support and options).
The campaign branding was selected as goldenrod orange in reference to the popular pill bottle color. The black and white realism photos highlight the seriousness of this epidemic.
The website wireframe was developed using American JPH Practice journal article, “Development of a Statewide, Publicly Accessible Drug Overdose Surveillance and Information System” by Marshall et al. 2017. This article features the research and results from Rhode Island’s www.Preventoverdoseri.org website.