Partner & Community Resources
Mental health and substance abuse services : The mission of the department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is to create collaborative pathways to resiliency, recovery, and independence for Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorders.
In counties and communities across Tennessee, substance use prevention coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. These local efforts, funded by the state of Tennessee since 2008, help get the word out about the dangers and consequences of substance use.
CDC : The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats and is a leading agency working to tackle drug overdose in the United States. Learn more about drug overdose response programs of CDC at Drug Overdose | Injury Center | CDC
Dangerous Drug Task Force -The Mission of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force is to reduce the availability and illegal use of harmful scheduled drugs, including: methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, heroine, marijuana and fentanyl. Learn more at www.tn.gov/tddtf
Ending the Syndemic : End the Syndemic Tennessee is a movement to create an integrated plan that addresses HIV, sexually transmitted infections, substance use disorder, and viral hepatitis. End The Syndemic – Many Voices, One Plan (endthesyndemictn.org)
TN Together (https://tntogether.com/)- TN Together is a community engagement website designed to empower Tennesseans to address addiction in their own communities. Individuals and organizations can learn about activities that are taking place in communities across Tennessee, report success stories and learn about resources. Activities are listed in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. See tntogether.com for more information.
Harm Reduction and Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)
Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) provide comprehensive harm reduction services including providing free sterile needles, syringes, and other injection equipment; safe disposal containers; HIV and viral hepatitis testing and linkage to treatment; overdose prevention and education; referrals to substance use disorder treatment, medical providers, and social services; and HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis prevention education.
Since its inception in 2016, OIA has worked steadily to build a robust data infrastructure that guides best practices for data sharing, interoperability, analysis, and reporting for the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).