The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded 89 organizations, including hospitals, $1 million each to combat opioid and other substance use disorders in high-risk rural communities. The recipients will work with the communities to implement and tailor evidence-based or promising practice models to their needs.

The agency also awarded 28 organizations grants to recruit and train behavioral health paraprofessionals to help youth and families affected by SUDs.

"The pandemic has created particular stresses for many Americans struggling with substance use disorders, and these HRSA awards will help strengthen prevention, treatment, and recovery services, especially in rural America, at this difficult time," said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

 

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