Opioid Settlement Guide Fund Allocation White Paper

The CHESS Health Guide to Opioid Settlement Fund Allocation

With billions of dollars in opioid settlement funds now being disbursed across the United States, there is a unique opportunity to apply innovative, evidence-based approaches that address substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery. The potential for lasting and meaningful change in combating the SUD crisis is enormous.

Still, the process involved in applying for and distributing grant funding can be very complicated. There is much to consider when looking to identify the best possible solutions that will deliver the most favorable outcomes.

CHESS Health―the leading provider of evidence-based digital health solutions addressing the individual and societal crisis of SUD―has developed a free guide to help support this complex process. In this guide, you will learn about:

  • Approved uses for opioid settlement funding
  • Core strategies that account for a wide range of priorities
  • Five guiding principles to keep in mind when determining the use of funding

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Amid a surge in health issues linked to alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancock County, Ohio’s mental health and substance use disorders coalition sought assistance from CHESS Health to expand its impact. The outcome: heightened community engagement and the widespread availability of continuous support and essential resources for county residents.