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Broome County getting help with fight against opioids

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(WBNG) - Broome County will get some help fighting the opioid epidemic.

It's one of four counties in New York State to receive funding from the New York State Department of Health. That funding will help benefit the Broome Opioid Awareness Council.

Officials with the Broome County Health Department say they're getting new ideas to help prevent opioid overdoses from across the state.

"There are things going on in Erie and Onondaga that we learn about that we really want to replicate and also that they want to replicate that we do," says Broome County Director of Public Health Rebecca Kaufman. "We're all kind of seeking similar pots of funding to be able to do those things, so something like this, being one of four counties chosen in New York State really helps us with these ideas."

Erie, Onondaga, and Suffolk counties will also receive funding.

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