Feds Award Maryland $39 Million to Fund Fight Against Opioids

Federal funding awarded to Maryland will be used to increase access to medication-assisted treatment and to fund community health centers, academic institutions, and rural organizations that are providing treatment services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion dollars in opioid crisis funding this week with Maryland receiving $39.1 million of that pie.

The Baltimore Business Journal reports:

The awards, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) come as part of the federal government’s “Five-Point Strategy” for facing the opioid epidemic, which it unveiled last year. The strategy calls for better addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services; better data on addiction and overdoses nationwide; better pain management strategies; better use of overdose reversing drugs like Naloxone; and better research around the overall effects of the epidemic.

Read The Baltimore Business Journal to learn more.

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