USDA has added a new interactive feature to its rural opioid misuse webpage where visitors can use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities. Click here to view the interactive map. The new feature was unveiled by Anne Hazlett, assistant to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue for Rural Development, who noted that the “opioid epidemic has taken a monumental toll on many of the small towns and rural places that are the heartbeat of our country.” USDA collected model practices displayed on the interactive map from regional opioid misuse roundtables and through the “What’s working in your town?” form on the USDA opioid misuse webpage. USDA invites the public to share effective actions taken in response to the opioid epidemic in rural communities.

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