R.I. to receive $2.1M in HHS funds
for opioid treatment programs

NINE RHODE ISLAND entities will receive a combined $2.1 million in funds related to addressing the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AUDREY RUDAKOV
NINE RHODE ISLAND entities will receive a combined $2.1 million in funds related to addressing the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AUDREY RUDAKOV

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2.1 million for opioid treatment programs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.

Of the total, $1.3 million will be from the Integrated Behavioral Health Services program, to increase access to high-quality, integrated behavioral health services, including the prevention or treatment of mental health conditions or substance use disorders. The IBHS funds will be evenly split between eight organizations, each receiving $167,000.

The eight organizations are:

  • Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Inc.
  • Comprehensive Community Action Inc.
  • East Bay Community Action Inc.
  • Northwest Community Health Care
  • The Providence Community Health Centers Inc.
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency
  • Wood River Health Services Inc.

Two organizations based in Bristol County, Mass., were among the 37 Massachusetts organizations awarded $167,000 from the IBHS program: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc. in New Bedford and HealthFirst Family Center Inc. in Fall River.

- Advertisement -

HHS also said Rhode Island College will receive $749,300 in Opioid Workforce Expansion Programs for Professionals and Paraprofessionals funding to support training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals focused on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. You may reach him at Bergenheim@PBN.com. 

No posts to display