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Fact Sheet: Declared States of Emergency - Opioid Crisis

posted on Thu, Aug 10 2017 4:04 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

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. The Fact Sheet provides a brief summary of the emergency declarations in six states. The Primer provides a visual snapshot and synopses of state-and tribal-based emergency declarations across the U.S. based on currently-available information.

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