Rural Communities Opioid Response New Mexico Granted Millions To Fight Rural Opioid Epidemic By Marisa Demarco • Aug 13, 2019 Marisa Demarco / KUNM Listen Listening... / 1:23 Federal money to treat and prevent opioid addiction in rural counties would have targeted predominantly white areas around the country—skipping New Mexico. The feds changed their plans after KUNM reported a year ago about who was being prioritized. Last week, the state’s congressional delegation announced that New Mexico will pull down two million dollars more of that funding. Feds Award $600K To N.M. Agencies For Rural Opioid Response By Hannah Colton • May 14, 2019 courtesy of Marcie Davis Listen Listening... / 1:22 Three New Mexico agencies are getting $200,000 each to plan responses to the opioid crisis in rural parts of the state. One will use the funding to do regional-level evaluation and coordination in Rio Arriba and Taos Counties. Rio Arriba County Commission Protests Federal Opioid Grant Program Focus By Elaine Baumgartel • May 24, 2018 Marisa Demarco / KUNM Rio Arriba County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, May 24, protesting federal public health grants that are supposed to focus on white rural counties in the U.S.