HealthData Management: CDC launches $900M effort to improve drug overdose data

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing more than $900 million to help state, territorial, county and city health departments get better drug overdose data.”

“Under a new three-year cooperative agreement announced on Wednesday, the CDC is funding surveillance activities around the country to monitor and gather data about the scope and nature of the drug overdose problem.”

“CDC’s Overdose Data to Action initiative will support the work of 47 states and the District of Columbia, two territories, as well as 16 counties and cities nationwide. Initially, the CDC is releasing $301 million for the first year of the effort with the rest of the funding to follow in subsequent years…” Read the full article here.

Source: CDC launches $900M effort to improve drug overdose data – By Greg Slabodkin, September 5, 2019. HealthData Management.

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