WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies – today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding over $4 million to combat the opioid crisis in Kansas. The new resources by HHS are provided through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s State Opioid Response grant program and also through cooperative agreements between states and localities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It is important that these new resources – previously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee – reach Kansas communities in desperate need of financial assistance to combat the opioid crisis,” said Sen. Moran. “These grants will support our police departments and EMS personnel who respond to overdoses and will provide additional mental health treatment to our health providers so people can overcome addiction and live drug-free lives.”
For additional information regarding the HHS grants, click here.
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