About the Report
In Spring 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Focus on Children, and Open Society Foundations convened a group of experts in public health, harm reduction, drug policy, and child welfare. The experts shared ideas on how to direct the opioid litigation settlement funds toward structural and policy reform that advances public health and health equity. “From the War on Drugs to Harm Reduction: Imagining a Just Response to the Overdose Crisis,” released December 16, 2020, reflects the views of these leading experts and contains specific recommendations for policy makers and advocates.
Expert Recommendations for the Use of Opioid Settlement Funds for Policy Makers and Advocates
Recommendations to Prioritize the Health and Well-being of People Who Use Drugs and People With Opioid Dependence
Recommendations to Prevent Opioid Use and Address Structural Drivers of Opioid Use and Dependence
Read FXB Center Director Dr. Mary T. Bassett’s letter to President-Elect Biden (December 16, 2020)