Louisiana to receive close to $7M in Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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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

Organization City State Amount 
Homer Memorial Hospital Homer LA $1,000,000 

Louisiana RCORP-MAT Award

Louisiana received 1 award totaling $722,325 in funding

Organization City State Amount 
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 NAMECITYFY19 IBHS AWARD AMOUNT
C A S S E DENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTEMANSFIELD$167,000
CAPITOL CITY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER INCBATON ROUGE$167,000
COMMON GROUND HEALTH CLINICNEW ORLEANS$154,830
DAVID RAINES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.SHREVEPORT$167,000
EXCELTH, INCORPORATEDNEW ORLEANS$167,000
H I V/ A I D S ALLIANCE FOR REGION TWO INCBATON 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, INCAVONDALE$167,000
MARILLAC COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERSNEW ORLEANS$167,000
MOREHOUSE COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, INC.BASTROP$167,000
MQVN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPNEW ORLEANS$167,000
NEW ORLEANS AIDS TASK FORCENEW ORLEANS$167,000
NEW ORLEANS, CITY OFNEW ORLEANS$167,000
ODYSSEY HOUSE LOUISIANA, INC.NEW ORLEANS$167,000
OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CENTER, INC.NATCHITOCHES$167,000
PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES CENTERMONROE$167,000
PRIORITY HEALTH CAREMARRERO$167,000
RAPIDES PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INCORPORATEDALEXANDRIA$167,000
RICHLAND, PARISH OFDELHI$167,000
RKM PRIMARY CARECLINTON$167,000
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMSGREENSBURG$167,000
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER INCOPELOUSAS$167,000
ST GABRIEL HEALTH CLINIC INCSAINT GABRIEL$167,000
ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.LULING$167,000
ST. THOMAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.NEW ORLEANS$167,000
START CORPORATIONHOUMA$167,000
SWLA CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICESLAKE CHARLES$167,000
TECHE ACTION BOARD, THEFRANKLIN$167,000
TENSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERSAINT JOSEPH$167,000
WINN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERWINNFIELD$167,000

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