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CDPHE allocates $1.8 million to increase access to naloxone in local communities

| Feb 4, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Governor Jared Polis recently allocated $1.8 million for the Naloxone Bulk Purchase Fund to expand naloxone access. Naloxone is a life-saving treatment used to reverse an opioid overdose as it is happening. It helps keep someone experiencing an overdose stable...[ Read More ]

Texas Nurses Applaud Designation of $25 Million to Support Nursing Education Initiatives

| Dec 29, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the final allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds, made possible by the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, includes $25 million to support Texas nurses through loan repayment, financial aid for nursing students, and to accelerate innovation in nursing education. “This...[ Read More ]

Some CCBHCs will be reimbursed similar to physical health from Medicaid

| Oct 19, 2021 | Michigan

Thirteen Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Michigan will be fully funded by Medicaid this month in the same way as community health centers are funded for physical care, according to a recent press conference. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will also allocate $26.5 million...[ Read More ]

First-of-it-kind translational research building for mental health receives full funding

| Sep 16, 2021 | Utah

Yesterday, during a meeting of the Executive Appropriations Committee of the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers unanimously approved $90 million in funding for the Utah Translational Research Building at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. “The Utah Translational Research Building is an incredible win for the people of Utah,”...[ Read More ]

Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU funds 13 community projects

| Jul 12, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute awarded $320,000 to thirteen community projects to address cancer-related health needs in the state last week. The grant funded ten new programs and three ongoing programs.      The Community Partnership Program, a Knight Cancer Institute’s program, supports the development of...[ Read More ]

LifeWorks NW clinics are struggling with workforce and funding

| Jun 18, 2021 | Oregon

Behavioral health service providers are struggling to aid their needy populations in Oregon. During a time when more individuals are seeking behavioral health care, leaders at LifeWorks NW said workforce and funding shortages make it difficult to meet their patients’ needs.     According to CDC data, Oregon has the...[ Read More ]