Opioid Advisory Task Force

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The University's Systemwide Opioid Resource

The University is committed to being a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic and stopping the spread of addiction.

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Leading a Comprehensive Approach to Fighting Opioid Abuse

The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that requires action from across the spectrum – research, education, treatment, law enforcement, and public policy. That’s why our Opioid Advisory Task Force is working to advance knowledge of addiction and pain management through basic and translational research, clinical approaches and policy.


Student Training

Assist leaders to evaluate health professional students are receiving training in pain management, addiction prevention, and overdose prevention.

Community Outreach

Evaluate and organize what the University can offer to Minnesota communities as they cope with direct and indirect effects of the opioid addiction epidemic.

Public Policy

Engage with public officials in relevant discussions of public policy, all in cooperation with Government Relations and other units across the University.


Prepare our community of scholars to respond to research opportunities that can help advance our knowledge of addiction and pain management.

Opioid Advisory Task Force Leadership

The University of Minnesota Opioid Advisory Task Force is composed of faculty who will review, discuss, and prioritize the activities at a systemwide level.

Meet the Leadership Committee