Nov 06, 2017
From the Government Institute
The opioid epidemic represents an unprecedented public health crisis in both its complexity and breadth. With President Trump's declaration on October 26, 2017 that the epidemic is a pubic health emergency, expectations are high for increased federal funds to help state and local governments combat the crisis. States and local governments will have an opportunity to strengthen their efforts that address both the root causes and the effects of the opioid epidemic.
This issue brief provides an overview of the crisis, four action areas of the solution framework, and considerations for state and local agencies as they seek to address the epidemic.