Tennessee to Receive Federal Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis - Articles

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Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Sep 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states in support of efforts to fight the opioid crisis. Tennessee will receive $46.7 million, to be used, among other projects, to expand access to treatment and providing data on the drug overdose crisis. Earlier this summer, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a report focusing on how the opioid epidemic has impacted the legal community, including legal aid organizations and recommended expanding partnerships, including between medical and legal organizations.