The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded over $396 million to Community Health Centers, academic institutions, and rural organizations to expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services and combat the opioid crisis.
HRSA awarded $352 million to increase access to substance use disorder and mental health services through Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) supplemental funding to 1,232 health centers across the nation. The SUD-MH awards support health centers in implementing and advancing evidence-based strategies that best meet the substance use disorder and mental health needs of the populations they serve.
To learn more about the grants read the press release from HHS.
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