The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will receive $14.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. The funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and effective social supports.
“Using evidenced-based treatment is key to solving this crisis,” said Christina Mullins, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health. “This grant is critical, as it provides essential funding for treatment to help West Virginians get the care they need. The aim is to expand services to as many of those who are impacted by this serious issue.”
The State Opioid Response grants are administered by HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and aim to address the opioid crisis by increasing medication-assisted treatment with Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.