Wisconsin is one of 44 states that will share in a $53 million award from the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the opioid epidemic.
The award includes funds to support the training on how to prevent overdose-related deaths as well as distributing naloxone. Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdose.
Wisconsin Health News reports:
“Wisconsin will receive funding to raise awareness about painkiller abuse and to distribute an anti-overdose drug as part of a $53 million award from the federal government to fight the opioid epidemic announced Tuesday.
Part of the funding includes an $11 million grant to 12 states, including Wisconsin, that will support support training on how to prevent opioid overdose-related deaths as well as purchasing and distributing naloxone. A $9 million grant to Wisconsin, 20 other states and four tribes will help raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and overprescribing.