Opioid Response Workgroup

Background and mission

To decrease opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Washington State.

The group's primary focus is to maintain and implement the Washington State Opioid Response Plan (PDF), and to regularly communicate progress to stakeholders and the public. While the plan focuses on reducing opioid-related morbidity and mortality, the workgroup acknowledges that many people use multiple substances in combination with opioids.

The Opioid Response Workgroup (ORW) is working to update the Washington State Opioid Response Plan to ensure alignment with current needs and current data. Additional information regarding the timeline of this work, opportunities to participate in this work, and meeting agendas can be found on the ORW meeting pages found on the Washington State Health Care Authority webpage.


Meetings are held virtually every other month. To sign up please contact the Healthcare Authority.