Category: Opioids

Medicaid advisory committee scraps opioid subcommittee

The state’s Medicaid Advisory Committee is scrapping plans for an opioid subcommittee and instead relying on a state task force tackling the epidemic. Meanwhile, a state official on the task force said Friday Illinois may be seeing a leveling off of opioid overdose deaths.
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State to launch opioid task force for Medicaid

The Medicaid Advisory Committee is launching a subcommittee aimed at exploring ways to use the Medicaid program to address the opioid epidemic, Committee Chair Howard Peters announced Friday. He said the subcommittee will focus on maximizing Medicaid dollars to provide services for families impacted by the crisis. Peters said the subcommittee will work alongside Gov. […]

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Chicago receives $2 million grant to combat opioid crisis

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last week a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will provide the City of Chicago with $2 million to help combat the opioid crisis. The four-year grant will support the city’s Opioid Overdose Reversal Project, which supports efforts to train and equip Chicago Police Department officers […]

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