Report to President on Opioid Crisis. On Monday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy convened a public meeting to review a draft report on the opioid epidemic. The report summarizes initial findings of an investigation by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and makes recommendations for executive-level action steps in policy and funding to increase treatment capacity, expand medication-assisted treatment options and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Recently, the Association of American Medical Colleges acknowledged the rural upsurge of opioid use disorder and made recommendations for outreach and training for physicians on the front line.
Rural Promise Neighborhoods – September 5.
Housing Farm Laborers – September 11.
USDA Loans for Rural Broadband – September 30.
Research to Reduce Tobacco Use – October 11.