Sen. Martin Heinrich Asks For Community Input On Opioid Epidemic

by Reporter / Dec 01, 2018 / 0 comments

Sen. Martin Heinrich Asks For Community Input On Opioid Epidemic

Sen. Martin Heinrich has posted the following letter to his constituents:

Dear Friend,

The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises our nation has ever faced. It has taken a heartbreaking toll on families all across New Mexico. I've been fighting to secure resources to help us confront this crisis. Last month, I was proud to announce more than $15 million in new federal grant funding that will help our state's providers deliver treatment and resources to New Mexicans in need.

Although we have made some progress, the funding and resources we have deployed still aren't adequate to address the full extent of our needs in this major crisis. There is so much more we must do. I hope you can take a moment to fill out this brief survey so I can learn about the real picture on the ground. As we enter a new year, I want to hear directly from New Mexico's mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers about your challenges and your successes.

So I can put your helpful information to work--shaping policy, drafting legislation, and steering federal funding to areas of need--please submit your answersto my office by Friday, December 14.

I have also created a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes, and service providers working on the front lines to address this epidemic. If you have any questions or additional feedback on the survey, I encourage you to reach out to my office by emailing Jaymie Roybal at Jaymie_Roybal@Heinrich.Senate.Gov or calling (202) 224-5521.

I will keep doing everything I can to fight for the funding and policies we need to ensure every New Mexican who needs it can find treatment and lifesaving care so they can get on the road to recovery.

Sincerely,

Martin Heinrich
United States Senator

 

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