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US DOL News Release: Funding to Combat New York's Opioid Crisis



"Fatal overdoses in New York have nearly tripled in the last decade, with nearly 85 percent of them linked to controlled substances, including opioids. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates fatal opioid overdoses kill 91 people each day in the U.S.


To help combat its opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $1,863,816 in incremental funding to the New York State Department of Labor to support job creation and workforce training services in 22 localities. The award will serve individuals in communities where widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose have had significant social and economic impacts..."


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