Funder Update: The State of Addiction and Opioids in Allegheny County 09-17-2020
Funders for Health Equity Network
Resources from the March Opioid Funders' Workgroup Session.
February 12, 2019 Presentation from Opioid Funders' Workgroup Session
Prepared notes from the session and links to additional resources from 12/17/18 meeting.
The nation’s opioid crisis did not result overnight. A “perfect storm” has been brewing and sweeping our nation for decades and Pennsylvania is being hit hard. Currently, the state possesses the fourth-highest rate of drug overdose. On average, 13 Pennsylvanians die each day and more than half of the drug overdoses occur due to opioid misuse. Stakeholders are working diligently to combat this crisis, but resources are limited, data and systems remain fragmented, and policies are outdated.