Fact Sheet: Declared States of Emergency - Opioid Crisis


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, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released July 20, 2017, 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.

For more information about the resource, visit https://www.networkforphl.org/resources_collection/2017/07/20/912/fact_sheet_declared_states_of_emergency_-_opioid_crisis/?utm_source=Network+Report+8-3-17&utm_campaign=Network+Report&utm_medium=email&utm_content=313.

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July, 2017


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