“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding nearly $400 million to combat the nation’s opioid crisis as part of its five-point strategy to curb the epidemic.”
WHY IT MATTERS
“The investment announced this past week, to be disbursed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, will enable those community health centers, rural providers and academic institutions funded by HRSA to broaden their efforts to offer integrated substance use disorder and mental health services, officials say.”
“The agency notes that the number of patients receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction at HRSA-funded facilities increased 142 percent from 2016 to 2018. The number receiving buprenorphine, for instance, has increased 28 percent since 2017.” Read the full article here.
Source: HRSA gives $400M to combat opioids through Integrated Behavioral Health Services – By Mike Miliard, August 12, 2019. Healthcare IT News.