The task force jointly launched by NACo and the National League of Cities to assess solutions that address the opioid epidemic released a final report on November 17 with recommendations for local, state and federal leaders. On this webinar, we will provide an overview of these recommendations and invite comments and questions from local officials…Details
National League of Cities Applauds Opioid Funding, Water Infrastructure Improvements in Final Action by Congress
The 114th Congress closed out its term by passing two important pieces of legislation will help local officials combat major issues facing America’s cities. Following House action last week, the Senate passed the FY2017 continuing resolution, which contains $500 million in additional funding to help communities respond to the opioid epidemic, last Friday. On Saturday, the Water…Details
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.
The joint letter share the report and recommendations of the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, which was jointly convened earlier this year by the National Association of Counties and National League of Cities.
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
The epidemic of overdoses and deaths from the abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin has devastated countless families and communities across the country. Here’s how local leaders are taking action: