A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

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A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis

A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

Several of the recommendations are accompanied by existing local practices from cities and counties. The report also includes recommendations for state and federal officials, who are pivotal partners in local efforts to combat opioid misuse, diversion, overdose and death.

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County News: White House unveils strategy to fight opioid abuse

The White House’s follow-up salvo in the fight against opioid misuse, dubbed the “Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand,” features a three-pronged strategy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic. The initiative focuses on reducing demand and over-prescription of opioids; cutting off supply of illicit drugs; and expanding treatment options for…

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County News: USDA kicks off rural opioid discussions

On March 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture convened the first of a series of monthly local round tables, in Dauphin County (Harrisburg), Pa. to promote awareness and better understanding of the support rural communities need to address addiction and opioid misuse. The inaugural roundtable was convened in Pennsylvania by Anne Hazlett, the USDA’s assistant…

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Franklin County, Ohio 2017 Opiate Action Plan

Click here to read the full report. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Office of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, and the agencies throughout the city and the county that are touched by the opiate crisis came together in 2017 to develop an aggressive plan to save as many lives as possible. The National Association of Counties…

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