On May 1, 2018, Jessica Seaman of the Triad Business Journal covered the UNC Greensboro and Guilford County MetroLab Network partnership agreement:
“The focus by UNCG and Guilford County on opioid addiction and substance abuse interventions comes as North Carolina is struggling to tackle the opioid crisis. At least 1,956 people in the state died from opioid-related deaths in 2016, up 24.7 percent from the previous year, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“UNCG said the two entities will research the prevention of homelessness by evaluating eviction diversion strategies. In Guilford County, roughly 573 people made up the homeless population as of 2017. That’s down from 721 people in 2016, according to a report by nonprofit Partners Ending Homelessness.”