HHS Distributes $458M in 21st Century Cures Opioid Abuse Grants

HealthITAnalytics – HHS is planning to boost the fight against opioid abuse and addiction on a large scale by preparing to disburse $485 million in grant funding to all 50 states and every US territory.  The funding stems from the 21st Century Cures Act and will be overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“Opioids were responsible for over 33,000 deaths in 2015; this alarming statistic is unacceptable to me,” said HHS Secretary Tom Price in a letter to state governors accompanying the announcement.

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