Washington County Memorial Hospital Rewarded Grant to Help with Opioid Overdose Problem

(Potosi) The Biden Administration announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $2.8 million in awards to rural communities in Missouri, including three in our region.

It’s in response to the overdose issue from fentanyl and other opioids.

The news release from the H.R.S.A. says this funding will help advance the president’s commitment to beat the opioid epidemic.

Geographic isolation and transportation barriers can make finding treatment challenging and limited.

The stigmatization of substance use disorder and its treatments are additional barriers to access.

Locally, $300,000 dollar grants were awarded to Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi, Gibson Center for Behavioral Change in Cape Girardeau and the Rolla Mission.