Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: Partnering to Meet the Challenge

Over the past 10 years, there has been an increase in opioid overdose rates, particularly since 2013. President Obama has made addressing this epidemic a top priority of the Administration and has proposed $1.1 billion in new funding to help Americans with an opioid use disorder get the help they seek. In this session, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will discuss their work on the Administration's interagency initiative to tackle the heroin and prescription opioid crisis in America and will highlight the federal resources available to reduce addiction and overdose.

Festival: 2016

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