First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces $58M in Federal Grant Funding to Fight Opioid Crisis

First Lady Casey DeSantis at Memorial Healthcare System

In early October, First Lady Casey DeSantis formally announced a $58.8M federal grant will go toward fighting opioid abuse. The new federal funding from the CDC will be earmarked for pregnant women, mothers, and newborns addicted to opioids and living with neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

The First Lady continued her fight against opioids throughout October and toured Northeast Florida as part of her Hope for Healing Florida Initiative. She toured a neonatal intensive care unit in Jacksonville and held a listening session with NAS experts.