July 31, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds More Than $6 Million to Fight Substance Use Disorders in Nevada

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $6,731,119 to help fund Nevada’s Overdose Data to Action programs, which conduct data-driven research into substance use disorders.

“I’m glad to see these funds get to the state of Nevada to help us learn more about substance use disorders in our state. With this data, we can improve treatments and prevent Nevadans from struggling with substances in the first place.”


Overdose Data to Action is a 3-year cooperative agreement that began in September 2019 and focuses on the complex and changing nature of the drug overdose epidemic. The program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and cohesive public health approach. Funds awarded as part of the agreement support state, territorial, county, and city health departments in obtaining high quality, more comprehensive, and timelier data on overdoses and using those data to inform prevention and response efforts.

The funds were distributed as follows:

  • $4,228,727 to the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services
  • $2,502,392 to the Southern Nevada Health District