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Tracking Federal Funding to Fight America's Opioid Epidemic


Join us on September 30 as the Bipartisan Policy Center releases a new report which tracks all federal funding distributed to states in fiscal year 2019 to fight the opioid epidemic. It also examines how federal opioid investments are being spent across six geographically diverse states: Arizona, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington. This report builds on BPC’s FY2018 and 2017 study.

Provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an increase in overall drug overdose deaths in 2019. States and counties also report that overdose deaths from opioids are rising in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the problem, especially in communities of color.

BPC’s event will include a panel of experts and members of Congress who will discuss how the federal government can better partner with states and localities to tackle America’s opioid epidemic and the impact of COVID-19 on this urgent challenge.

Featured Participants

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA
Co-Chair, Bipartisan Opioid Task Force

Rep. Ann Kuster, D-NH
Co-Chair, Bipartisan Opioid Task Force

Dr. Grant Baldwin
Director, Division of Overdose and Prevention, CDC

Regina LaBelle, J.D.
Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Alisha Nelson
Director, RecoveryOhio

Dr. Anand Parekh
Chief Medical Advisor, BPC

Janice Williams
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

Quinetta Rowley Womack
Director of Clinical Operations and LaSor Principal Investigator, Louisiana Department of Health

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.


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