Michigan Health Centers to Get $3.4 Million to Expand Substance Abuse Services
Cherry Street Health Services in Grand Rapids is one of ten community health centers in Michigan that will split $3.4 million in grants to improve and expand substance abuse programs, WZZM-13 reports.
Cherry Street Health services will receive $352,083, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
The programs will focus on addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription drugs.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a release,
The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States today. Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment and integrating these services in health centers bolsters nationwide efforts to curb opioid misuse and abuse, supports approximately 124,000 new patients accessing substance use treatment for recovery and helps save lives.”