Bloomberg-Funded Efforts to Stem Pennsylvania Opioid Crisis Announced

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

Vital Strategies, a public health organization that helps governments strengthen their public health systems, has announced the first projects to be funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of a $10 million commitment to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.

The initiative is part of a three-year, $50 million investment in a joint effort by Vital Strategies, the Pew Charitable TrustsJohns Hopkins University, and the CDC Foundation to help up to ten states with high rates of opioid use address the root causes of opioid addiction and take steps to prevent overdose deaths. The first round of funding for Pennsylvania will support efforts to expand access to buprenorphine and methadone treatment in emergency departments, in-patient settings, and state prisons and jails; train sheriffs as harm-reduction partners; and reduce stigma through media awareness campaigns.

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