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:
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
Mayor Steve Williams, Huntington, West Virginia speaking about the leadership challenges of the opioids epidemic
This week is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. Learn how your community can take action here.