The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating consequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, interviewed Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia officials representing state Medicaid, child welfare, and behavioral health programs to explore how their child-serving agencies were responding to the opioid epidemic. This new report explores:
- State strategies to support young children and families affected by the epidemic;
- Available state and federal funding sources for these initiatives; and
- Key considerations for states working to improve services and outcomes for this vulnerable population.
- Listen to a webinar that featured two New Hampshire officials detailing their state’s strategies to support families affected by the opioid epidemic. The speakers are:
- Geraldo Pilarski, Bureau of Community, Family, and Program Support Administrator, New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families, and
- Erica Ungarelli, Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health Director, New Hampshire Division for Behavioral Health
Download webinar slides. View the webinar:
- Explore resources from #NASHPCONF18’s session: Turning the Tide: State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Families Affected by Substance Use Disorder.