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Updates from the Coalition

The Coalition of endorsing organizations is working in partnership to provide updates of what is happening with the litigation, related legislation, and state and local implementation strategies.

Unsure what the term ‘harm reduction’ means? Check out this blog post explaining what harm reduction is, the evidence supporting harm reduction’s impact, and common misconceptions.

The recent piece of omnibus legislation passed by Congress contains a number of policies that will make it easier for people with substance use disorders to access treatment. What are the implications for the opioid litigation money?

A recent study found that connecting people entering addiction treatment with a primary care provider improved outcomes five years later. Jurisdictions should consider approaches such as this when looking at how to invest money from the opioid litigation.

The National Safety Council has developed a suite of programs to help employers support workers with substance use disorders. States and communities may have opportunities to partner with employers with the funds from the opioid litigation.

Local jurisdictions face financial challenges in keeping effective programs running. The money from the opioid litigation has the potential to provide needed support to these programs for years. Read how Milwaukee is thinking about how using the funds to sustain existing programs and fill unmet needs.

State and local advocates are experts in community needs; their involvement in decisions around spending the money from the opioid litigation is essential to making sure that the money will be used to save the most lives. A new guide provides information on how advocates can build on their existing work and influence the spending of the new dollars.

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How does the MDL align with the Principles?

Breaking down the proposed Multi-District Litigation settlement agreement, to see how it aligns with The Principles.

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For more in-depth information on the status of the opioid settlements and spending plans to explore how funds from the opioid litigations are being used to support public health response, visit The Opioid Settlement Tracker.