Government Technology   |  December 6, 2019

“All states are keenly aware of the importance of using data,” said Regina LaBelle, an expert on addiction and public policy within Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. “I think they vary in terms of how robust their data sources are and how their data sources are shared.”

LaBelle said plainly that effective use of data related to this matter depends on the state government’s ability to foster cross-agency cooperation. LaBelle also noted for states looking to replicate successful work, or to simply make their existing efforts more robust, that the National Governors Association has built a set of best practices over the years and also offers technical assistance.

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