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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON - October 24 - Following the president's signature of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement:

"City leaders applaud the president for signing this…

White House
White House
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 10, 2018 — Today at a National League of Cities (NLC) briefing on Capitol Hill, three mayors from diverse communities around the country described steps they are taking to combat the opioid epidemic in their cities and the…

Senator Manchin
Senator Manchin
  • Press Release

In response to the passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which addresses our nation's Opioid Crisis,  the National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas made the following…

Capitol Senate Building
Capitol Senate Building
  • Research Report

Ahead of the planned Mayors’ Institute on opioids in May, the YEF Institute’s Health and Wellness team released a new report, “Opioid Use Disorder: City Actions and Opportunities to Address the Epidemic.”  This resource for cities contains short…

  • News Announcement

Washington — November 27, 2017 —The National League of Cities (NLC) presented Esri, a leader in spatial analytics, with the Distinguished Service to Cities Award at the 2017 City Summit in Charlotte for their work helping city leaders combat the…

Esri receives Distinguished Service to City at 2017 City Summit
Esri receives Distinguished Service to City at 2017 City Summit
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 26, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump elevated the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis by finally declaring it a public health emergency — but without opening up any new federal funding to combat the epidemic.…

National Mall
National Mall
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — August 10, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump announced his intention to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing opioid addiction crisis. The National League of Cities (NLC), America’s largest and most…

The White House at Dusk
The White House at Dusk
  • CitiesSpeak

Emergency medical service (EMS) staff can play a crucial role in the fight by administering the drug naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose.

This post was co-authored by Emma Lieberth and Rasheeda Senger.

photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
  • CitiesSpeak

Through new approaches, community outreach and education, and even legal action, municipal governments are continuing to lead the most comprehensive efforts to date in the battle against widespread opioid addiction.…

photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2017 — Last night, President Trump signed an executive order that establishes his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will serve as the chair of the commission,…

The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk