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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Responding to a health crisis that kills more than 40 people in the U.S. daily, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) awarded three Louisiana health centers ? including two in the New Orleans area ? more than ...

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Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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More than $1 million headed to Louisiana to combat heroin and opioid epidemic

Responding to a health crisis that kills more than 40 people in the U.S. daily, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) awarded three Louisiana health centers ? including two in the New Orleans area ? more than $1 million to treat opioid addiction and abuse in underserved populations.

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority in Metairie will receive*$325,000,*Marillac Community Health Centers in New Orleans will receive*$406,250, and Lake Charles'*SWLA Health Centers will receive*$406,250. The awards are part of a $94 million Affordable Care Act package with awards heading to more than 250 health centers nationwide.

"The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States today,? HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in a statement.?
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Re: More than $1 million headed to Louisiana to combat heroin and opioid epidemic

For a good read on the heroin epidemic ...

Heroin & Prescription Painkillers: America's New Drug Epidemic
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