County Resources: 2020 Census and Opioids
Two new county resource pages are available on the ACCG website. County officials and staff now have access to information on the 2020 Census and the Opioid Crisis. Each page contains state and national resources and information. The pages can be accessed via the County Resources sub menu under the Georgia Counties tab on the ACCG homepage.
Since 1790, the U.S. Census Bureau has conducted a national census every ten years. The purpose of the census is to establish an accurate count of the nation’s population. States and local governments are currently in the process of preparing for the upcoming 2020 Census, which will begin on April 1, 2020. To ensure that counties are well informed and taking all the necessary steps, ACCG created this resource center http://www.accg.org/2020_census.php.
Counties and the Opioid Crisis: Resources
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. Between 2006 and 2016, nearly 7,000 lives were lost to the opioid epidemic in Georgia. Since the opioid epidemic has impacted county governments and its citizens, ACCG has compiled a list of resources to help counties evaluate and combat the effects of opioid use in their community http://www.accg.org/opioid_resources.php.