News & Information
February 26, 2024- Lee County staff presented the Lee County Opioid Settlement Strategic Plan for feedback to the Broadway Board of Commissioners.
February 19, 2024- Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a technical change to the funding resolution that directs the expenditure of Opioid Settlement Funds. The change is highlighted in yellow and can be found here.
February 13, 2024- County staff presented the Lee County Opioid Settlement Strategic Plan for feedback to Sanford's City Council.
January 22, 2024- Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a funding resolution to direct the expenditure of Opioid Settlement Funds in the amount of $1,820,000 from January 2024- December 2028. This resolution will fund the following strategies: collaborative strategic planning, evidence-based treatment, recovery support services, employment related services, naloxone distribution, post-overdose response team, syringe service program, addiction treatment for incarcerated persons, re-entry, and support for people in treatment and recovery. To view the resolution in full, please click here.
January 8, 2022- Lee County Opioid Settlement Strategic Plan 2024-2028 approved by the Lee County Board of Commissioners.
December 15, 2023- Opioid Settlement Funding Strategic Plan/ Opioid Use Disorder Reduction Initiative to be presented to the Lee County Board of Commissioners during the Annual Budget Retreat.
September 14, 2023-
Lee County to host 1st Opioid Crisis Community Chat.
8/2/2023- Received $180,500.34
7/20/2023- Received $101,332.93
March 2023- Project Lazarus sub-committee met with County Administration and the determination was made to begin work on a Strategic Plan to guide the community's effort to address the Opioid Epidemic and determine how best to spend Opioid Settlement dollars.
1/31/2023- Received $27,606.90
11/15/2022- Received $173,277.40
9/15/2022- Received $182,823.16
5/31/2022- Received $161.599.38
4/2022-CIty of Sanford Commission on Opioid Abuse Epidemic submitted a final presentation to provide recommendations as it relates to education, harm reduction, enforcement, rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention to the City Council.
8/2/2021- Lee County Commissioners enters into a Memorandum of Agreement with the State of North Carolina and Lee County regarding the Opioid Settlement.
7/2021- Attorney General Josh Stein announced in July 2021 a settlement for $26 billion with the three largest drug distributors, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen as well as the manufacturer Johnson and Johnson.
June 2019- City of Sanford created the Commission on Opioid Abuse Epidemic.
2012- Lee County Health Department created Project Lazarus to address issues that impact Public Health.