The new program will give 16 states annual awards between $750,000 and $1 million over the next four years to advance prevention on multiple fronts, according to CDC.

CDC Helping States to End Prescription Drug 'Epidemic'

The agency announced a program to give 16 states money for the next four years to combat the problem.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States program, offering grants to states to help them end what the agency calls a "prescription drug overdose epidemic." CDC plans to give 16 states annual awards between $750,000 and $1 million during the next four years to advance prevention, including by:

  • Enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs
  • Putting prevention into action in hard-hit communities
  • Improving health systems' and insurers' practices to improve opioid prescribing
  • Responding to new and emerging drug overdose issues

States may the funding to respond to heroin overdose deaths, according to CDC's announcement.

CDC said the 16 states "were selected under a highly competitive application process." The funds will go to Arizona, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Eventually, the plan is to expand it to all 50 states.

For more information about the program, visit this site.

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