ABT Team to Evaluate Workforce Programs that Address Opioid Use Disorder


Rockville, MD, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- High levels of unemployment among those with opioid use disorders, already a significant concern for the past two decades, are soaring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To promote both substance use disorder recovery and economic well-being, the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office has awarded Abt Associates, in partnership with MDRC, a $1.5 million, 5-year contract to evaluate its Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery through Workforce Development Grant Program.

Under the program, state workforce agencies in four states (Florida, Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin) will use their grants to: