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Recently, pharmacies and opioid manufacturers have settled state lawsuits. They are paying funds to towns to address the harms of the opioid crisis.

March 19-20, 2024
Massachusetts Municipal Opioid Abatement Virtual Conference

This inaugural conference is intended to connect municipalities to the resources and tools needed to uphold the requirements of the State Subdivision Agreement. Panelists include people from across the Commonwealth with expertise in opioid prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.

Registration is free and open for both days. Visit the website to learn more about the presenters and topics or register online.

Visit the Care Massachusetts website to learn more.

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Resources

New Guidance on expending Settlement Funds from Division of Local Services

Information from the Attorney General’s Office

Reporting

All municipalities are encouraged to report annually on their expenditures, and these reports will be available to the public on a map.  ONLY municipalities receiving more than $35,000 in a year are required to submit reports. Note that there are organizations that will contact you to ask for a report that may not seem voluntary, but is. These are groups interested in how the funds are being spent, they are not monitoring on behalf of an official entity.   MA reporting form for those who receive $35K or more each year. 

Staff
Phoebe Walker headshot.

Phoebe Walker

Director of Community Health

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Maureen O'Reilly headshot.

Maureen O’Reilly

Health Educator/ Epidemiologist

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