HHS Announces $1.8 Billion in State Funding for Combating Opioid Crisis

 

These funds are earmarked for the expansion of access to treatment and to support near real-time data on drug overdoses.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states for combating the opioid crisis. These funds are earmarked for the expansion of access to treatment and to support near real-time data on drug overdoses.

This funding includes more than $900 million announced by the CDC for a 3-year cooperative agreement with states, territories, and localities to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities.

Source: HHS Announces $1.8 Billion in State Funding for Combating Opioid Crisis