USDA Rural Development and its partner state agencies are working hard to combat opioid abuse in Nevada. From the Governor's Office, to the Attorney General's Office and to each of the community coalitions across the state, people are becoming more aware of the state's new Prescription Monitoring Program, Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act and availability of Naloxone for Drug Overdose. The Nevada Statewide Partnership Coalition provides training on how to administer Naloxone. The Nevada Center for the Application of Sustance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) provides personal training, workshops and webinars to assist health care providers with training.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee is working with individuals, coalitions and agencies across the state to inform them about about funding available for substance abuse prevention, treatement and recovery options for funding from USDA's Broadband, Distance Learning Telemedicine and Community Facilities programs.
USDA Rural Development Assistant to the Secretary Ann Hazlett is leading the charge to address opioid response with a multiple opioid misuse roundtables across the country. Visit USDA's Opioid Misuse Website to learn more.