NNPHI has partnered with 5 external organizations to provide technical assistance on this project

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is one of four historically Black medical schools and one of the nation’s leading institutions for health equity research. MSM’s vision is to lead the creation and advancement of health equity to achieve health justice. The National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) is a key center at MSM. It is the only congressionally sanctioned academic research, training, and resource center focused on promoting excellence in community-oriented primary care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans, focusing on serving underserved communities.

The Research and Policy Division specializes in supporting evidence-based policymaking, large population dataset research, with specific expertise in Medicaid claims, big data aggregation, analysis with Medicaid Claims Data housed at NCPC and other national datasets, and practice-based and community-engaged research. NCPC focuses on high-disparity, high-impact, and high-variance conditions such as asthma, HIV and other STIs, hypertension, and diabetes.

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan, non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. We work to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health through education and capacity building. NASTAD represents public health officials in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), an initiative of  HEP, is a national coalition fighting for an equitable world free of viral hepatitis. NVHR seeks to eliminate viral hepatitis in the U. S. and improve the lives of those affected through advocacy, education, and support to national, state, and local partners.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) mission is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHDs). As the national voice for LHDs, NACCHO plays a critical role in educating federal policymakers about local public health and developing the policy skills of LHD staff to enable them to advocate for public health. NACCHO’s HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction (HSHH) team works with NACCHO’s Public Health Law and Government Affairs programs to deliver policy capacity-building assistance that is timely and relevant to LHD needs. NACCHO’s policy statements, policy scans, issue briefs, webinars, training, one-on-one technical assistance, communities of practice, and convenings focus on helping LHDs understand their local policy environment, share enabling policies and legislation, and use evidence-informed communications to advocate for best practice syndemic approaches to HSHH.

The Network for Public Health Law’s Harm Reduction Legal Project works to support the law and policy needs of public health practitioners to address evidence-based harm reduction measures such as naloxone distribution, syringe access programs, and access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment. The Project provides guidance to governmental and non-governmental organizations and impacted individuals to assist them in navigating laws and regulations that affect harm reduction initiatives. The Project also provides non-partisan, evidence-based publications and training regarding laws and policies that impact individuals who use drugs and their communities.