Monnat research cited in PRB article on opioid overdose epidemic

Shannon Monnat"Opioid Overdose Epidemic Hits Hardest for the Least Educated," published on the Population Reference Bureau website, features Shannon Monnat's research on deaths of despair. According to Monnat interventions should target communities with populations in "significant economic distress," focusing on "places that have experienced major labor market shifts and income decline over the past four decades." "Failure to consider the underlying economic causes could lead to ineffective policy strategies," she says. 01/17/18