Elevating Prevention Voices in Region 10 Opioid Settlement Decisions
July 27, 2022
Regional Conversation Description and Objectives
You may have heard that in late February 2022, several pharmaceutical companies reached a $26 billion settlement to compensate state and local governments for the costs they incurred as a part of the opioid epidemic in the United States. But, did you know that these monies are due to begin flowing into states and communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska as early as this summer? This money will be used to address the consequences of the opioid epidemic by supporting opioid use disorder treatment – and the prevention of future opioid misuse. But, there is dramatic latitude in how states and local governments can and plan to use their allocations. Join Northwest PTTC Co-Directors Drs. Kevin Haggerty and Brittany Cooper to learn more about the status of opioid settlements and their distribution for each state in our region, and how, as a united community of prevention professionals, we can elevate prevention voices in this conversation.
Thank you so much for participating in the Northwest PTTC's conversation on "Elevating Prevention Voices in Opioid Settlement Decisions." We hope to keep this conversation going, as we learn how to center "primary prevention" as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing the opioid epidemic. Please feel free to reach out to our team to share updates and successes as your state, tribes, and communities determine how to best collaborate and use the funds.
On-the-Spot Consultation Recording and Slides
- R10 Opioid Settlement Tracking Resource
- Opioid Settlement Tracker
- Tribal Opioid Settlements Website
- Rand: Strategies for Effectively Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds
- Johns Hopkins: The Principles for the Use of Funds from the Opioid Litigation
- National Prevention Science Coalition: Strategy for Preventing Opioid Use Disorders in Communities
Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) if you have additional questions about the content related to this webinar.