NEW HAVEN - Gov. Dannel Malloy says he's working with state officials on a strategic plan to combat Connecticut's opioid epidemic.

Malloy commissioned a report this summer to help guide the state's response to fight addiction and overdoses.

The governor says the plan focuses on increasing access to both Narcan and medicated assisted treatment.

He says it involves having multiple agencies work in what he calls a "public health challenge."

Malloy also says $1 million over the next three years will go toward medicated assisted treatment in areas across the state deemed high risk.