Biden Administration Provides Additional Funding in Support of HIDTAs Nationwide to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Last week, a Yahoo News article has stated, “The White House on Thursday is set to announce the funding for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program (HIDTA), which will provide additional resources to 33 regional HIDTAs working to “reduce violence associated with drug trafficking, improve interdiction efforts through enhanced data sharing and targeting, and dismantle illicit finance operations.”

The funding, according to an official, also will support public health and safety partnerships, like the Overdose Response Strategy, which, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to reduce overdoses. The funding will also go toward a surveillance tool used to track suspected drug overdoses in real time across the nation.”

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