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Grant Opportunity Announcement - June 2021

The Indiana Department of Health’s (IDOH’s) Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention has been awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase comprehensiveness and timeliness of drug overdose surveillance data; make the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program more user-friendly; work with health systems, insurers, and communities to improve opioid prescribing; and build state and local capacity for public health programs related to substance use disorder. As part of these efforts, the Indiana Department of Health is implementing the Indiana Communities Advancing Recovery Efforts (IN CAREs) Enhancing Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO). Learn more »

Fentanyl Test Strips Fact Sheet

"Drug checking" is a form of harm reduction in which illicit drugs or illegally obtained prescription pills are chemically analyzed to determine the composition of the substance or the presence of an adulterant. One form of drug checking is the distribution and use of fentanyl test strips (FTS), which are disposable, single-use tests that can detect the presence of fentanyl or fentanyl analogs in a substance. Learn more »

Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that federal funding may now be used to purchase rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) in an effort to help curb the dramatic spike in drug overdose deaths largely driven by the use of strong synthetic opioids, including illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Learn more »

The Biden-Harris Administration's Statement of Drug Policy Priorities for Year One

President Biden has made clear that addressing the overdose and addiction epidemic is an urgent priority for his administration. In March, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which appropriated nearly $4 billion to enable the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand access to vital behavioral health services. President Biden has also said that people should not be incarcerated for drug use but should be offered treatment instead. The President has also emphasized the need to eradicate racial, gender, and economic inequities that currently exist in the criminal justice system. Learn more »

Gov. Holcomb announces initiative to place overdose reversal kits in all 92 counties

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Division of Mental Health and Addiction today announced the state will partner with Overdose Lifeline, Inc. to expand access to the opioid reversal agent naloxone through the purchase of 24/7-access "NaloxBox" units. Learn more »

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more »

FSSA announces pilot programs designed to treat Hoosiers involved in the justice system

Programs designed to help alleviate pressures on county jails; Pilots to launch in Marion and Vanderburgh counties. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction today announced a series of pilot programs designed to increase access to mental health care for inmates in Indiana county jails. Learn more »

Hamilton County makes overdose boxes available to area businesses

The Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (HCCOAOD) and the Hamilton County Health Department (HCHD) have partnered to make Opioid Overdose Boxes available to Hamilton County businesses. Hamilton County is the first county in the state to do so. Learn more »