Released: June 16, 2023
Delaware County held a public Town Hall on June 15 at Delaware County Community College to discuss strategies to best utilize funding that the County will receive in a multi-state opioid settlement.
The County will receive funds as part of a $26 billion multi-state opioid settlement with Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson. Delaware County will receive $63 million in 18 annual payments. The funding will be used to tackle the devastating opioid epidemic affecting Delaware County residents, their loved ones, and the community.
The Town Hall, hosted by Delaware County Council, was held to engage community members around the opioid settlement funds that the County will receive and gather information about how to best utilize the funds.
It’s critical that Delaware County move quickly to put the new funding into use, because every day is another day that someone struggles with addiction and its devastating impact on their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the community.
Future Opioid Settlement Town Halls are also being scheduled to be held at locations across the county.
Residents are also invited to provide feedback via an online survey: Delcopa.gov/opioid-survey