As drug overdose deaths accelerate during the COVID-19 pandemic, states are working to ensure that a continuum of services, including access to harm reduction programs, remain available to people with substance use disorder (SUD). The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently spoke to Louisiana’s Viral Hepatitis Coordinator Emilia Myers and STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program Deputy […]
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About Mia Antezzo
Mia Antezzo joined NASHP in September 2020 as a research analyst with the Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team. She is involved with projects related to substance use disorder, behavioral health, and palliative care. Prior to joining NASHP, she worked as a paralegal and legal writer in criminal defense and immigration firms in Los Angeles. Mia graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 with a BA in political science, with an emphasis on urban studies.
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Despite COVID-19 workarounds, such as telehealth and virtual recovery programs enabled by flexible federal guidelines, more than 40 states have reported increases in drug overdoses during the pandemic, underscoring the importance of keeping state harm reduction programs as accessible as possible. As COVID-19 upends the nation’s health care systems, treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) […]