March 6, 2024

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Lauren Nocera is part of the inaugural cohort of the Addiction Policy Scholars Program.

More than $50 billion and counting have been awarded to states, counties, municipalities, and tribal entities to address the overdose crisis and other outcomes of the opioid crisis. These funds will be paid over nearly two decades and have stringent requirements in their respective settlement agreements that guide the use of these funds. Given the racial and other disparities related to the overdose crisis, settlement funds must be used effectively to address inequities.

Lauren Nocera’s project focuses on identifying and developing evidence-informed best practices for operationalizing an equity framework through settlement spending. This includes developing and disseminating concrete recommendations and tools to policymakers.

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