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Community health centers, hospital networks and the University of Maine are recipients of money to support treatment programs and workforce development in the treatment sector.
By: Joe Lawlor, Staff Writer
Maine health agencies have secured $6 million in federal grants to battle the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.
The $6 million will go to community health clinics, hospital systems and the University of Maine for treatment, prevention and to help boost the workforce. Maine has been in the midst of an opioid crisis for the past several years, with 417 drug overdose deaths in 2017 and 354 deaths in 2018.
The funding for Maine was part of $160 million in federal funding announced Thursday that is being distributed across the United States.