About Us

In February, 2017, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) approved the establishment of the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup (OECRW).  Communities across the nation are experiencing growing numbers of opioid-related fatalities.  ECOP invited the EOCRW to consider the ways in which Cooperative Extension Services (CES) could expand the capacity to help address the crisis. The EOCRW included members directly involved in the development of the strategic plan (workgroup members) as well as a set of expert partners who provided feedback and guidance. Dr. Mark Skidmore, Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University served as the leader of this task force.

Workgroup Members:


Expert Partners

ECOP Members:

1890 region

North Central region

Northeast region

Southern region

Western region