Virtual Event | On-Demand Recording

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As of 2023, state and local governments have negotiated over $50 billion in settlements from companies in the pharmaceutical industry. The national opioid settlements reflect years of coordinated legal action and intergovernmental cooperation within and between states. As the settlements are paid out over the next 17 years, continuous intergovernmental coordination is key to achieving the maximum impact of these investments. This event will bring together leaders from all levels of government to discuss effective strategies for investing opioid settlement funds and to explore opportunities to strengthen intergovernmental coordination in our nation’s response to the opioid epidemic.  

Stakeholders in the DC area are encouraged to attend this event in-person by registering at the link above. 

Event Recording

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Featured Speakers

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Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.

HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use | SAMHSA Administrator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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Dr. Rahul Gupta

Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
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Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch

Director and Health Officer, Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services
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Anthony E. "Tony" McDowell

Executive Director, Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority
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Dr. Gina Nikkel

Executive Director, Association of Oregon Counties

Stephen J. Acquario, Esq.

Executive Director, New York State Association of Counties
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Kevin Leonard

Executive Director, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
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Daniel Hinkle

Senior State Affairs Counsel, American Association for Justice
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Dr. Latika Davis-Jones

Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

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