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CDC Awards More Than $28M to Fight the Opioid Crisis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $28.6 million to 44 states and the District of Columbia to fight the opioid crisis.

The money will go to several CDC programs under the agency’s Overdose Prevention in States (OPIS) effort, including:

  • $19.3 million to 27 states through the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States program;
  • $4.6 million to 12 states and the District of Columbia through the Data-Driven Prevention Initiative; and
  • $4.7 million to 32 states and the District of Columbia through the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance program.

The funds will help states expand prevention and tracking activities, including increased use of prescription drug monitoring programs, improving clinical feedback, conducting overdose fatality reviews, and comprehensive toxicology testing.

This new funding follows $12 million provided by CDC in July for the same purpose.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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