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Hi, my name is Cathleen Hays. I am an opioid response project coordinator in the Bloomington-Normal, McLean County, Illinois area, working with Chestnut Health Systems and Illinois Recovery. I am working with both organizations along with the county recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) council to research and develop a business plan for a recovery community organization/center. I am struggling with how I want to present my findings in a report to share my research. They initially wanted me to conduct a literature review, but I think that might be a bit beyond my ability as it's more graduate school level work. I was thinking maybe of switching to a market research analysis report.

Hello Cathleen,
Thank your for questions. Working to develop community centers to address the opioid crisis is such needed work; what a service to the community. Personally, I think that a good business plan can include a brief literature review to document the significant impact of opioid use, as well as market research displaying the cost, etc. of such a program. Something that might be helpful to walk through with some of the major stakeholders is a SWOT analysis: to hone in on the major aspects of your proposal. What is important to the community stakeholders? How do you integrate the business plan with best practices of opioid treatment. Best of luck in your work.
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Question Date: Fri, 10/15/2021