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…Details
Ahead of the planned Mayors’ Institute on opioids in May, the YEF Institute’s Health and Wellness team released a new report, “Opioid Use Disorder: City Actions and Opportunities to Address the Epidemic.” This resource for cities contains short examples of efforts in cities from across the county, including an emphasis on state and local strategies…Details
The following panel was held on March 6 in Washington, D.C. as part of NACo’s 2018 Legislative Conference: Local governments are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 local jurisdictions filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and…Details
“With the federal government announcing its intent to file a lawsuit against the producers and sellers of opioid-based painkillers, county officials may wonder why their hundreds of peers are filing their own suits, either in state or federal court. “Because we help the most. We provide the most services to those in need and the…Details
The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and Center for City Solutions invite cities to apply to be a part of our upcoming Mayors’ Institute on Opioids: Aligning City, County and State Resources to Address the Epidemic on May 9-10, 2018 (location to be announced). The goal of this convening is…Details
National League of Cities’ First Vice President Mark Stodola, writing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discusses the human costs of the opioid epidemic and the need for a path forward.