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December 22, 2017
Leading Public Health Groups: Using the Prevention Fund to help fund CHIP: A Serious Mistake
Statement from Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Prevention Institute, and Public Health Institute

December 21, 2017
New Data Shows Drug Overdoses Increased in 40 States and Washington, D.C.
Opioids Put Death Rates on Worst Case Scenario Track for the Nation

December 19, 2017
Half of States Scored 5 or Lower Out of 10 Indicators in Report on Health Emergency Preparedness
Report Finds Funding to Support Base Level of Preparedness Cut More than Half Since 2002

November 21, 2017
New Report: More than 1.6 Million Americans Could Die from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide During Next Decade – A 60 Percent Increase from Previous 10 Years
Study Highlights Solutions, Calls for National Resilience Strategy

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