Declared States of Emergency – Opioid Crisis

ToolkitEmergency Legal Preparedness and ResponseSubstance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction

January 12, 2018
by James G. Hodge, Jr.

High rates of morbidity and mortality among Americans related to opioid use constitute a public health epidemic, leading multiple jurisdictions to declare formal states of emergency or public health emergency. Declaring a state of emergency grants states and localities additional resources to address the epidemic immediately.

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Effects of Denial of SNAP Benefits on Persons with Felony Drug Convictions

Resource CollectionFood Safety and SecurityFood Security

April 25, 2020

Federal law bans convicted drug felons from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This brief discusses the public health consequences of rescinding nutritional assistance from people with drug convictions. The 50-State Survey examines how states have reacted to the ban, by either leaving it in place, removing it, or modifying it.

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