BPHC Bulletin: HRSA Awards Nearly $400 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Today, HRSA announced nearly $400 million in awards to health centers, academic institutions, and rural organizations to combat the opioid crisis in communities across the U.S.

Health Center Program investments include:

  • Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) awards: $352 million in funding will expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services at 1,232 community health centers across the nation. SUD-MH will expand access to integrated services by increasing personnel and enhancing infrastructure. Learn more about SUD-MH awards.

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) and Enhancing Behavioral Health Workforce (EBHW) awards: $18 million in funding supports partnerships between 21 academic institutions and 54 HRSA-funded health centers. Together, these award recipients will increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals who are trained to deliver integrated behavioral health and primary care services as part of health care teams in HRSA-supported health centers.

    Send inquiries regarding BHWET to bphcsupplement@hrsa.gov.

For additional information on how HRSA is addressing the opioid crisis, visit HRSA’s opioid crisis webpage, which includes a link to our special edition on opioids.