Chicago was awarded a $17 million grant over the next five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a way to help combat the opioid epidemic, Mayor Brandon Johnson's office announced via news release Friday. The grant money comes to the city through the Overdose Data to Action program. “This grant will provide vital assistance that will uplift our ongoing work to bring compassionate care to those that are struggling with substance abuse,” Johnson said in the news release. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to utilizing the full force of government to foster and nurture a healthier community, providing brighter futures for all Chicagoans.”
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