Multi agency funding announcement to assist with opioid crisis in rural U.S. regions
A new federal funding opportunity was announced to help find solutions to the opioid use and overdose crisis in the nation’s rural regions. It includes a focus on coal-impacted counties within Appalachia, as well as rural communities in other parts of the country. This initiative will support comprehensive, integrated approaches to prevent opioid injection and its consequences, including substance use disorder, overdose, HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, along with associated conditions, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and sexually transmitted diseases. These projects will work with state and local communities to develop best practice responses to opioid injection epidemics that can be implemented by public health systems in the Nation’s rural communities.