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HHS To Award More Than $70M To Combat Opioid Crisis

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is awarding more than $70 million in grants to help health care providers and community organizations treat opioid use disorder and prevent overdose deaths.

The funds will be distributed through three types of grants:

  • up to $28 million awarded to five grantees to increase the use of medication-assisted treatment, which mixes behavioral therapy with Food and Drug Administrationapproved medication to treat opioid use disorder;
  • up to $41.7 million to an estimated 30 grantees over four years to train first responders and community leaders on carrying and administering emergency treatment of overdoses; and
  • up to $1 million to one grantee over five years to increase access to overdose reversal medications in health care settings and establish treatment protocols for patients who have overdosed.

Grant applications are due July 31.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Emily Schweich is a communications manager at America's Essential Hospitals.

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