Understanding the Opioid Settlement Funding: What it Means for Community-Based Work

Dr. Glenn Sterner, a Penn State faculty member who advised the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General while developing Pennsylvania’s settlement allocation process, explains the opioid settlement funding that is currently being distributed to states across the country. He examines the structure of how the funding is being allocated across the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. He also discusses the implications of these structures on community-based engagement to address substance-related issues. The webinar ends with key considerations for maximizing the impacts of settlement funds within and across communities.

This webinar is one in a series created by the REACH (Resilient, Engaged & Active Community Health) project, which provides support and resources to rural communities and stakeholders in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia to address substance misuse disorder and mental health disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. A central part of the project is a series of monthly live webinars focused on the needs of our rural communities and stakeholders in our region.

It was produced by the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center as part of the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional (ROTA-R) initiative, grant #1H79TI085603-01, supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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