NACo Opioid Settlement Summit: Opportunities for County, State & Federal Partnership
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.
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Opioid Solutions Center
NACo's Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
In early December, the Senate introduced the Local 9-8-8 Response Act of 2023. This bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), aims to enhance mental health crisis response through the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
In 2018, Congress passed the Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act. On September 30, many policy provisions in the original package expired, requiring congressional reauthorization to continue these critical programs among a worsening overdose crisis.
Every other week, NACo’s County Countdown reviews top federal policy advocacy items with an eye towards counties and the intergovernmental partnership. In this week’s edition – our last County Countdown of the year – we are looking ahead to 2024, and some of the top policy issues for counties.
The Community Health Centers of Linn and Benton County, Ore. are working with a recovery support service to alleviate barriers to treatment through its on-site dental program, which can see up to seven patients a day.
On December 6, the Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, released an interim final rule that enforces state and local requirements for post-COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Medicaid eligibility redeterminations and disenrollment, also known as “Medicaid unwinding.”
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