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June 15, 2018

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An interactive feature has been added to USDA’s rural opioid misuse webpage. Webpage visitors can use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities. The interactive map can be viewed at http://www.usda.gov/topics/opioids/resources-map.

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“Leaving no community untouched, the opioid epidemic has taken a monumental toll on many of the small towns and rural places that are the heartbeat of our country,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett.

USDA collected model practices displayed on the interactive map from regional opioid misuse roundtables and through the “What’s working in your town?” form on the USDA opioid misuse webpage. USDA invites you to share effective actions taken in response to the opioid epidemic in rural communities by filling out the “What’s working in your town?” form. 

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USDA addresses opioid crisis

USDA has:

  • convened regional roundtables to hear firsthand accounts of the impact of the crisis and effective strategies for response in rural communities;

  • launched an interactive webpage on opioid misuse in rural America featuring resources for rural communities and individuals facing the crisis; and

  • prioritized investments in three key grant programs to address the crisis in rural places.

For more information about these efforts, visit the USDA rural opioid misuse webpage at http://www.usda.gov/topics/opioids

Source: USDA

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