Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD announced the availability of over $70 million over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder.
HHS Secretary Tom Price, “Building partnerships and providing resources to state and local governments as well as non-government organizations are absolutely critical to this effort. The purpose of these grants is to empower the heroes in this fight—the men and women on the forefront of supporting prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives in their communities.”
Opioid overdoses claimed more than 33,000 lives in 2015, but preventive actions, treatment for addiction, and proper response to overdoses can help. One of the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grants, First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement may be applicable to public libraries and other community-based organizations. See https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/vqhe for more information and application deadlines.