The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded 80 rural consortia $1 million each to help prevent, treat and support recovery for patients with opioid and other substance use disorders in underserved areas as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. Another 12 organizations received $725,000 each to establish or expand medication-assisted treatment in eligible rural hospitals, clinics and tribal settings; and three organizations received $6.7 million each to create Centers of Excellence to identify, disseminate and implement evidence-based SUD programs and practices in rural communities. In addition, HRSA awarded about $200 million for community health centers to increase access to mental health and SUD services; and $87 million for academic institutions to train behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals focused on SUDs.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is accepting comments through Oct. 23 on proposed changes to how it…
Headline
The AHA today urged the Health Resources and Services Administration to better support hospitals and health systems in rural communities through refinements to…
Headline
Eligible organizations can apply for up to $5 million each to serve as lead organizations for the Community Transformation Track in the Centers for Medicare…
Headline
Eighty organizations in 36 states and two territories, including some hospitals and health systems, will receive close to $25 million in grants through the…
Headline
People recently diagnosed with substance use disorders were more likely to develop COVID-19 and be hospitalized or die from the virus, according to a National…
Headline
The AHA yesterday urged President Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services to continue to act on behalf of rural hospitals and health systems to…