The Pain-Opioid Ecosystem
An ecosystem approach to a wicked problem
Addressing the Opioid Crisis in the United States
The Pain Opioid Ecosystem provides an overview of the various stakeholders, rules, and environment that impacts the complexity of the challenge.
Along with the section on stakeholders, the Ecosystem features people and organizations who are tasked with creating legislation, scientific research, law enforcement, and treatment, private sector entities that impact the epidemic. The Pain Opioid Ecosystem (Review of System) is incorporated into the Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation and serves for testing the use of the case presentation in addressing policy challenges. It is the objective of the Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation to be used by local entities and to be easily configured to local needs and resources.
How do I fit into the pain opioid ecosystem?
In order to actively participate in our politics, locally, state, and nationally (Globally) we need to be informed about political and public institutions, our representatives, and other government officials. My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well as the tools to actively participate in our democracy.
What can I do to make a difference in my ecosystem?
Our representative system of government is based on We the People actively taking part in our government. There are many ways that we can all be engaged to make our collective lives better. We provide suggestions for tools you can use to participate and make a difference. The Pain- Opioid Ecosystem section includes an overview of the multiple stakeholders and relationships associated with Pain and its treatment and opioid painkillers and heroin. Topics are geared to individuals, professionals, and organizations.
The pain-opioid ecosystem section is divided into the following subsections:
The Federal Level
The State Level
The Local Level
And includes the following perspectives: