The passage of the bill is an important step towards ensuring federal support for local efforts to address substance abuse and mental health needs, particularly when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which authorizes access to $1 billion of funding to help communities combat the opioid crisis. The bill also provides long-overdue reforms to the mental health and criminal justice systems. The legislation was approved in a landslide by the House of Representatives, and now moves…Details
Today, the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic released a new report called, A Prescription for Action: Local Resolve in Ending the Opioid Crisis. The report provides recommendations for how local officials can respond to the growing opioid epidemic through strong leadership, a focus on education and prevention, expansion of treatment and reassessing…Details
On April 27, a variety of experts in the public health field provided testimony to the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, which brought together city and county leaders on this issue. Here are the tools they presented to local leaders.