Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency received a three-year, federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a Rural Health Opioid program in Worcester.
The grant is $250,000 annually and will support Worcester County’s ongoing coordination and response to the local opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to support efforts to reduce heroin/opioid use and overdose deaths; utilize outreach and motivational strategies to encourage and engage individuals into treatment, provide care coordination for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), implement a public awareness campaign to reduce stigma associated with addiction treatment, and support individuals in recovery.
“This was a nationally competitive grant funding opportunity that will help the Worcester County Health Department create a mobile addictions response team,” said Rebecca Jones, Health Officer for Worcester County. “It will also help us better link individuals with opioid addiction to treatment, to raise community awareness and to support individuals in recovery.”
To view Worcester County’s Heroin/Opioid Community Response Plan, visit here
About HRSA- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. Tens of millions of Americans receive quality, affordable health care and other services through HRSA's 90-plus programs and more than 3,000 grantees.