Central part of state gets funds to battle opioid crisis

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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded community health centers across Central Illinois a total of $2.169 million.

It’s to provide access to affordable, high-quality healthcare in under-served urban and rural communities. It’s through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) and the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

Areas & amounts received to combat the opioid crisis:

  • Cass County (Virginia): $167,000
  • Central Counties Health Centers, Inc. (Springfield): $167,000
  • Chestnut Health Systems, Inc. (Bloomington): $167,000
  • Community Health Improvement Center (Decatur): $167,000
  • Heartland Community Health Clinic (Peoria): $167,000
  • Promise Health Care NFP (Champaign): $167,000
  • Southern Illinois University (Springfield): $167,000
  • Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services: $1,000,000

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