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.
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.
Opioids Report, Massachusetts Municipal Assoc., January 2016, a state-specific report adopted early in the crisis with 10 broad recommendations
In the summer of 2014, the Massachusetts Municipal Association created a special Municipal Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force to assist local officials as they take action in their communities. The Task Force has focused its efforts in several key areas, including identifying opportunities for leadership at home and across the state, enhancing intra-…Details