Opioid Overdoses Clustered in Poor Areas with Few Job Opportunities

This article from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids highlights a recent research finding that shows that the opioid epidemic is concentrated in high-poverty counties, particularly those in Appalachia. This finding provides significant information to guide stakeholders and policymakers as targeting resources to address the crisis are discussed. The article links to the findings published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
March, 2018
Date: 
March 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
TANF/WIOA Resource Hub
TANF/WIOA Category: 
Multiple Barriers
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports