Salem Health Department - Opioid Settlement Funds Survey

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***Salem Health Department - Opioid Settlement Funds Survey***

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The opioid epidemic continues to worsen in the United States of America. Nearly 645,000 people have died from opioid overdoses from 1999-2021, and fatalities continue to surge, with more than 80,000 deaths in 2021.

Attorney generals from across the United States–including former Attorney General Maura Healey–successfully litigated opioid companies for their role in driving the opioid epidemic. As a result, cities and towns in Massachusetts will be receiving some of these funds over the course of the next several years.

The City of Salem is looking to solicit input into the use of this Opioid Settlement Funding. We understand that the opioid epidemic has affected families, services providers, and those battling opioid use disorder, so we hope to use this information to gain insight into how to best disperse this money. In doing so, we hope to address disparities in existing services and outcomes and improve the overall health equity of those disadvantaged by race, wealth, and stigma.

Please note that this brief survey does not equate to strategic planning nor can it sustain large projects, as funding is limited.

Based on state regulations, settlement funds can ONLY be allocated toward:

*Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
*Support for People in Treatment and Recovery
*Connections to Care
*Harm Reduction
*Address the Needs of Criminal-Justice-Involved Persons
*Support Pregnant or Parenting Women and Their Families Including Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Please note: Your submission will remain anonymous. If you have any questions please email us at