WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced today Louisiana will receive $6,887,155 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic.
According to the release, annual opioid deaths in the U.S. fell in 2018 for the first time in close to 30 years. Last year, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, comprehensive legislation that Senator Cassidy helped write to combat the opioid crisis.
For his part to Dr. Cassidy said, “While our action in Congress is reducing opioid deaths nationally, we also must support local action to save more lives from the opioid crisis in Louisiana,” According to Senator Cassidy, the grants will provide support to the ongoing efforts to help those struggling with addiction in Louisiana.
Here’s how the awards break down:
· $5,164,830 in Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Health Center awards to 31 health center sites. These awards will help health centers increase access to high quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid use disorder.
- Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) award of $1 million to implement a set of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities in rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD).
- RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion award of $722,325 to establish and/or expand MAT in rural health clinics, hospitals, Health Center Look-Alikes, and tribal settings.
Louisiana RCORP Award
Louisiana received 1 award totaling $1,000,000 in funding
|Homer Memorial Hospital||Homer||LA||$1,000,000|
Louisiana RCORP-MAT Award
Louisiana received 1 award totaling $722,325 in funding
|Louisiana Health Care Practitioners, LLC||Cottonport||LA||$722,325|
Louisiana Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Awards
Total Award: $5,164,830 to support 31 health centers
|HEALTH CENTER NAME||CITY||FY19 IBHS AWARD AMOUNT|
|C A S S E DENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE||MANSFIELD||$167,000|
|CAPITOL CITY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER INC||BATON ROUGE||$167,000|
|COMMON GROUND HEALTH CLINIC||NEW ORLEANS||$154,830|
|DAVID RAINES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||SHREVEPORT||$167,000|
|EXCELTH, INCORPORATED||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|H I V/ A I D S ALLIANCE FOR REGION TWO INC||BATON ROUGE||$167,000|
|IBERIA COMPREHENSIVE COM HEALTH CNTR, INC.||NEW IBERIA||$167,000|
|INNIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||INNIS||$167,000|
|JEFFERSON COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS, INC||AVONDALE||$167,000|
|MARILLAC COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|MOREHOUSE COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, INC.||BASTROP||$167,000|
|MQVN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|NEW ORLEANS AIDS TASK FORCE||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|ODYSSEY HOUSE LOUISIANA, INC.||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CENTER, INC.||NATCHITOCHES||$167,000|
|PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES CENTER||MONROE||$167,000|
|PRIORITY HEALTH CARE||MARRERO||$167,000|
|RAPIDES PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INCORPORATED||ALEXANDRIA||$167,000|
|RICHLAND, PARISH OF||DELHI||$167,000|
|RKM PRIMARY CARE||CLINTON||$167,000|
|SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS||GREENSBURG||$167,000|
|SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER INC||OPELOUSAS||$167,000|
|ST GABRIEL HEALTH CLINIC INC||SAINT GABRIEL||$167,000|
|ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||LULING||$167,000|
|ST. THOMAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.||NEW ORLEANS||$167,000|
|SWLA CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES||LAKE CHARLES||$167,000|
|TECHE ACTION BOARD, THE||FRANKLIN||$167,000|
|TENSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER||SAINT JOSEPH||$167,000|
|WINN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER||WINNFIELD||$167,000|