OhioMHAS awarded $55.8 million state opioid response grant
Source: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) received confirmation today from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that its application for nearly $55.8 million in State Opioid Response (SOR) grant dollars has been approved.
The Ohio SOR Project will:
- expand prevention efforts related to naloxone distribution, provide training across systems for professionals to improve system responses to the opioid epidemic, and deploy targeted awareness messaging for communities;
- expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and a clinical workforce with the expertise to provide MAT and psychosocial treatment to individuals with an opioid use disorder, and
- expand the use of certified peer supporters and access to recovery housing, in particular recovery housing for families; and development of employment opportunities for persons in recovery from opioid addiction. The Department will be eligible to apply for an additional $55.8M in year two.
Click HERE for a summary of the Ohio SOR Project.