Recently, the Carbon Medical Service Association, Inc. (CMSA) received $259,471 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Supplemental Funding award for Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH).
This award supports health centers in implementing and advancing evidence-based strategies that best meet the substance use disorder as well as the mental health needs of the area that CMSA serves. The SUD-MH award also assists in addressing those mental health and substance use disorders that are key.
Over $1 billion in opioid specific grants was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to also fight the opioid crisis that is overtaking the country. Utah was awarded over $3 million to help support 11 different health centers while they fight the fight.
These awards all support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy. This strategy was launched in the previous year and focuses on access for better prevention, treatment and recovery, better data on the epidemic, pain management and better targeting of overdose-reversing drugs, and better research on pain and addiction.