Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

MHA Comment on Overdose Death Data

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From Leigh Simons, Senior Director, Healthcare Policy

“This new DPH data is a stark reminder of an epidemic that was devastating our communities long before the pandemic arrived. This crisis is evolving, and so must our approach. Massachusetts hospitals and health systems remain committed to being a central part of the solution, which we know will require an even more intense focus on substance use prevention, harm reduction, and deep-rooted health inequities. “

“Governor Healey and Secretary Walsh have been at the forefront of this epidemic since it began, and we are confident that they will lead with the type of bold actions it will take to turn the tide. MHA and our members will continue to work with the administration to help ease this public health crisis once and for all.”