Point of Pride: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona / by Joe Furia

Last week our member Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announced that they will be investing $10 million in an initiative to help reduce opioid misuse in the state. These funds will be spent over the next three years and include a minimum of $3 million in annual grants to organizations and academic institutions in Arizona in addition to funding that will fill in gaps in preventing and treating the misuse of opioids and other substances. In addition to providing funds to the Mobilize AZ initiative, other plans are to expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid misuse and remove barriers to treatment.