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Partnerships Between Public Health and Public Safety to Reduce Drug Overdoses

A supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

The drug overdose crisis has greatly impacted communities across the country as deaths continue to rise.1 Multisectoral collaboration is critical to saving lives and addressing this epidemic. Two key partners in this response are public health and public safety (PH/PS) agencies, which share missions of improving community safety and well-being and are on the frontlines of the drug overdose crisis. Each sector has a critical role to play and offers resources that can strengthen prevention and response efforts when jointly engaged.

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