Community health centers in Kentucky will receive $5.6M to fight opioid crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that community health centers in Kentucky will receive nearly $5.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will be used to support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy nationwide.

The funding was approved by Congress earlier this year, and McConnell played a key role in securing $4.6 billion to continue combating this pressing crisis. That’s the highest level of funding ever devoted to fighting the opioid crisis. 

The following community health centers in Kentucky were awarded funding: 

     Audubon Area Community Care Clinic, Inc.

Owensboro

$249,942

                  Big Sandy Health Care, Inc.

Prestonsburg

$285,000

Community Health Centers of Western Ky., Inc.

Greenville

$175,313

       Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc.

Burkesville

$285,500

                  Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond

$305,420

                  Family Health Centers, Inc.

Louisville

$285,000

                  Grace Community Health Center, Inc.

Corbin

$285,000

                  Health Help, Incorporated

McKee

$285,000

                  HealthFirst Bluegrass, Inc.

Lexington

$285,000

                  Juniper Health, Inc.

Beattyville

$285,000

         Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc.

Hazard

$285,000

   Ky. River Foothills Development Council, Inc.

Richmond

$285,000

     Lewis County Primary Care Center, Inc.

Vanceburg

$285,000

    Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.

Prestonsburg

$285,000

   Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp.

Whitesburg

$293,538

                  Pennyroyal Healthcare Service Inc.

Princeton

$285,000

                  Regional Health Care Affiliates, Inc.

Providence

$285,000

    Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, Inc.

Louisville

$285,000

                  Sterling Health Solutions, Inc.

Mt. Sterling

$294,250

                  Triad Health System Inc.

Warsaw

$285,000

 

Today’s announcement builds on Congress’s ongoing efforts and will help deliver more relief to the millions of Americans who continue to battle addiction, including thousands in Kentucky. On Monday, the U.S. Senate passed landmark opioid legislation, The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which contains provisions from two bills sponsored by Senator McConnell.

The first is the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act, which expands grants and targets funding for treatment, transitional housing, and job training and placement services to help individuals in recovery find their footing and maintain their sobriety. The second is the Protecting Moms and Infants Act, which will refine our federal efforts to combat the effects of opioids on expecting mothers and their unborn children. 

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