This project has been reported on in the media across the state. Check out the articles below.

 

OVERALL 

Opioid Epidemic Ignores Boundaries in North Carolina (ncIMPACT website) 

Blue Cross NC Invests Millions in Solving Opioid Epidemic (America's Health Insurance Plans, website)

On Opioids, North Carolina Is Making Progress (BCBSNC blog, 7/12/18)

Teams selected across the east get $20,000 to address opioid epidemic (WITN, 5/18/18)

The opioid epidemic: How we’re turning talk into action (BCBSNC blog, 3/20/18)

The Opioid Project (Mike Smith’s blog, UNC School of Government, 3/11/18)

 

CABARRUS 

Cabarrus prepares for 2-year program to battle opioid crisis (Independent Tribune, 5/30/18)

Cabarrus among 10 local governments selected for opioid crisis support (Independent Tribune, 5/17/18)

 

CUMBERLAND 

Our View: Prevention, treatment are keys to opioid plan (Fayetteville Observer, 8/9/18)

Commissioner wants Cumberland County to deal with opioid crisis (Fayetteville Observer, 8/8/18)

 

FORSYTH

North Carolina forms opioid crisis teams (Spectrum News Triad, 5/21/18)

Forsyth County declares opioid crisis a public nuisance (Winston-Salem Chronicle, 5/17/18)

 

HALIFAX

Help is coming (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, 8/8/18)

 

MARTIN/TYRELL/WASHINGTON

MTW mobilizes in opioid crisis (Roanoke Beacon, 7/4/18)

 

MECKLENBURG

Criminal Justice Services Selected for Opioid Crisis Support (Mecklenburg County release, 5/18/18)

 

ONSLOW

General business items pack BOC agenda for July (Jacksonville Daily News, 7/15/18)

Onslow County, Jacksonville selected for Opioid Crisis Support grant (WNCT, 5/24/18)

 

TRANSYLVANIA 

County Picked To Tackle Opioid Crisis (Transylvania Times, 5/21/18)

Transylvania County gets grant to fight opioid epidemic (WLOS, 5/17/18)

Transylvania County Among Communities Chosen To Address Opioid Crisis (Transylvania Times, 5/17/18)

 

WILKES

Wilkes in program that targets opioid crisis (Wilkes Journal-Patriot, 5/18/18)