Local Group And Others Around The State Receive Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic

INDIANAPOLIS — A federal agency has awarded Indiana $1.2 million to further the state’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in rural areas.

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $200,000 in planning grants to six Indiana entities , including mental health treatment centers.

Those agencies include the United Way of the Wabash Valley.

Here is the complete list:

Four County Comprehensive Mental Health Center Inc. Logansport IN $200,000
Judiciary Courts of The State of Indiana Vincennes IN $200,000
Memorial Hospital of South Bend Inc. South Bend IN $200,000
Meridian Services Corp. Muncie IN $200,000
Trustees of Indiana University Bloomington IN $200,000
United Way of The Wabash Valley Inc. Terre Haute IN $200,000

 

Indiana’s funding is part of $24 million announced Monday for 40 states. That money will go toward formalizing partnerships with local stakeholders, conducting needs assessments and developing plans to prevent substance abuse, including opioid abuse, in rural areas.

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