HHS to award $70 million in grants to combat the opioid crisis

Written on Jul 10, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently made available $70 million in grants to help health care providers and communities address the opioid crisis. The grants are intended to help prevent opioid deaths and provide treatment for opioid users.

HHS has allotted $28 million of the grant money for medication-assisted treatment, which includes both therapy and medications approved for treating opioid use disorders. Five grantees will be awarded a portion of the $28 million. HHS has dedicated $41.7 million to help approximately 30 grantees train first responders over four years. Up to $1 million will be awarded to one grantee over five years to help with improving access to overdose treatment and expanding the availability of overdose reversal medication in healthcare settings.

Information on funding opportunities and grant applications for can be found on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.

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