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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