Press Releases

2018 Press

September 26, 2018

Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $24 million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

September 11, 2018

Program Guides Opioid Overdose Survivors to Health and Healing

August 23, 2018

Grants Awarded to Prevent Opioid Abuse

May 9, 2018

DHS Awards Mini-Grants to Nine Local Health Departments to Fight the Opioid Crisis

April 12, 2018

Grants Fund Expansion of Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

April 11, 2018

DHS Hosts Opioid Forum

March 16, 2018

State Agencies Award Grants to Six Counties to Combat Fatal Drug Overdoses

March 8, 2018

Opioid Crisis Response Includes Trauma-Informed Care

February 22, 2018

Department of Corrections Celebrates Opioid Addiction Treatment Program Participants

January 19, 2018

Governor Walker Takes Additional Action to Fight Opioid Crisis
Executive Order #273
Executive Order #274
Report on from the Task Force co-chairs to the Governor


2017 Press

October 17, 2017

Department of Health Services Announces New, Easier Access to Opioid Death and Injury Data

September 12, 2017

Second Group of Participants Complete Innovative Opioid Addiction Treatment Pilot Program in Northeast Wisconsin

July 17, 2017

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Onalaska Police Department

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Three Special Session Bills into Law at DC Everest Senior High School

June 9, 2017

First Program Participants Complete Vivitrol Treatment Pilot Program

March 31, 2017

Fight Against Prescription Drugs Takes Another Step Forward April 1

February 17, 2017

Wisconsin Submits Grant Application to Fight Opioid Epidemic

February 10, 2017

Department of Health Services Report Highlights Opioid Overdose and Death Rates in Wisconsin

February 6, 2017

Second Report from Controlled Substances Board Continues to Show Drop in Opioid Prescriptions

January 17, 2017

DSPS Launches Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

January 6, 2017

State Agencies Join Governor's Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse in Wisconsin

January 5, 2017

Governor Calls Legislative Special Session, Orders New Actions in Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Executive Order #228

Executive Order #229

Executive Order #230

Report on Combating Opioid Abuse


2016 Press

November 10, 2016

The Department of Safety and Professional Services Takes Another Step in Fighting Opioid Abuse


11 Steps To Combat The Opioid Crisis

October 25, 2016

Governor Walker Announces Members of the Task Force on Opioid Abuse

September 27, 2016

Department of Health Services (DHS) Issues Public Health Advisory on Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016

Governor Walker Announces Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse, Participates in Walgreens’ Launch of Drug Take Back Program

September 1, 2016

Drug Overdoses Are a Leading Cause of Injury Deaths in Wisconsin

August 26, 2016

Governor Walker Announces Expanded Access to Naloxone

July 15, 2016

Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation

March 17, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 365 and Assembly Bill 660 Into Law at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital as a Part of the H.O.P.E. Tour

March 17, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 658 and Assembly Bill 366 Into Law at Aspirus Wausau Hospital as a Part of the H.O.P.E. Tour

March 17, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 427

March 17, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 658 and Assembly Bill 366 Into Law at Aspirus Wausau Hospital as a Part of the H.O.P.E. Tour


2015 Press

December 8, 2015

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 427


2014 Press

April 7, 2014

Investing in Wisconsin's Communities: Governor Scott Walker Signs H.O.P.E. Bills into Law