Organizations Join Forces to Address the Opioid Crisis in New Mexico

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Organizations Join Forces to Address the Opioid Crisis in New Mexico 

Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Mexico to Launch in Española

Española, New Mexico (November 13, 2018) – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Mexico, a newly-formed alliance of local, state and national organizations committed to finding solutions to address the opioid crisis, will launch with a major call-to-action event on Thursday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m. at Convento Gallery in Española.  The community-wide event will feature local and state leaders, healthcare experts and law enforcement to discuss the importance of prevention, treatment and recovery.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $400,000 in Rural Opioid Grants for Rio Arriba County

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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $400,000 in Rural Opioid Grants for Rio Arriba County

Lawmakers successfully fought to make sure Rio Arriba was included in funding

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants totaling $400,000 to combat the opioid epidemic in Rio Arriba County, N.M.

Luján Introduces Legislation that Leverages Telehealth to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Luján Introduces Legislation that Leverages Telehealth to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced the Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth Act, which would provide states with options to leverage telehealth to increase services and treatment for Medicaid patients. Similar legislation authored by Senator Carper was included in the Senate opioid package, the Opioid Crisis Response Act, as section 2203.