What is a strategic partner?
Strategic partners are agencies, associations, or organizations, that have expertise in areas related to substance abuse, misuse and criminal diversion of drugs. They are not in any legal agreement with NADDI, but are simply vetted contacts that have innovative, educational, and intellectual means to assist in addressing the obstacles faced by our common stakeholders.
Each of the listed Strategic Partners has a considerable amount of expertise in their respective niche and can provide knowledge and technical expertise in the most innovative, educational, and intellectual means to addressing the growing drug problems across the United States.
ASIS Pharmaceutical Security Council
Promotes security leadership and cooperation between all segments of the pharmaceutical industry. Serves as a progressive source of information, as well as sponsors and supports programs on security issues affecting the industry. Ensures representation of the entire supply chain, from manufacturing all the way to the patient.
Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP)
Launched in January of 2015, the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) engages diverse stakeholders behind a comprehensive and balanced public policy strategy to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote treatment options, both for those living with chronic pain and confronting addiction. Convened by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the Honorable Mary Bono, and the Trust for America’s Health, CEPOP is growing rapidly with involvement from patient and family advocacy, provider, public health, dispensing, distribution, and manufacturing organizations. Today, over 60 organizations have participated in this effort!
HDA Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC)
In 2017, PCSC became a service offering of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors. HDA members are the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide.
The purpose of the National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information and ideas, to develop, implement and monitor ongoing strategies and to curtail the abuse, misuse and diversion of controlled substances. Further, to advocate for continued enhancement, funding and utilization of programs to limit the inappropriate use and diversion of controlled substances. Furthermore, to provide the expertise and a unified voice of its membership in collaborating and educating: 1) local, state and federal law enforcement, regulatory authorities, public policy makers; 2) authorized prescribers, dispensers and distributors, and 3) the community at large for the sole purpose of improving the public health in the appropriate use of controlled substances.
The principal mission of ARSH, the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, is the production, dissemination, and utilization of scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, health risk behaviors, and health disparities among vulnerable populations. Areas of special interest include:
- The etiology, patterns and consequences, and prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse;
- The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and the prevention of such infections among highly vulnerable populations;
- The prevalence and patterns of health disparities among affected subpopulations, and the development and testing of new approaches to intervention.
ARSH is part of the School of Criminal Justice within the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. The Center is headed by Dr. Steven P. Kurtz (Ph.D., Sociology from Florida International University). In addition to an office at the NSU main campus in Ft. Lauderdale, ARSH maintains its primary administrative office in Miami.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse. Drug Free America Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The purpose of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field. It does this by developing and disseminating tools and strategies needed to improve the quality of substance abuse prevention efforts; providing intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals in order to improve their understanding of prevention science, epidemiological data, and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices; and, developing tools and resources to engage the next generation of prevention professionals.
CPSI is our overall program, MCTFT and RCPI are within CPSI, but are worth noting as quick links to training opportunities.
The Center for Public Safety Innovation’s (CPSI’s) mission is to develop and deliver high quality training for law enforcement, emergency and first responders, military personnel, and the general public. CPSI training focuses on public safety, the disaster preparedness cycle, illegal drug interdiction, community engagement, and enhanced quality of life for all.
MCTFT provides tuition-free training in counterdrug and counter transnational organized crime to combatant commands, interagency, and narcotics law enforcement officers.
The RCPI provides progressive public safety training throughout the U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. RCPI’s training topics include human trafficking, ethics and integrity, sexual predator/offender awareness, dealing with the mentally ill and problem-solving strategies in community policing.