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Tracking Federal Funding to Fight America's Opioid Epidemic

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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.

Read the full report

Featured Participants

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

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

Anand Parekh, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Panel discussion featuring:

Grant Baldwin, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Overdose and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alisha Nelson, MBA
Director, RecoveryOhio, Office of the Governor

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

Moderated by:

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

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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