Trump administration announces grants to combat opioid crisis

Indiana Representative talks about the opioid crisis

(WEHT) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states as part of the administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and the hard work of so many Americans in local communities, we are beginning to win the battle against the opioid overdose crisis,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Our country is seeing the first drop in overdose deaths in more than two decades, more Americans are getting treatment for addiction, and lives are being saved. At the same time, we are still far from declaring victory. We will continue executing on the Department’s 5-Point strategy for combating the opioid crisis, and laying the foundation for a healthcare system where every American can access the mental healthcare they need.”

  • Illinois is receiving $73 million over two years.
  • Indiana is receiving $45 million over two years.
  • Kentucky is receiving $79 million over two years.

Click here for a state-by-state breakdown of funding.

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(This story was originally published on September 4, 2019)

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