Rural York County Opioid Consortium

Southern Maine Health Care was named the recipient of a Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning grant through the Health Resources & Services Administration.

The planning grant will be used to bring together a consortium of community organizations to develop a strategic plan to identify opportunities and gaps in opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery and support services offered. 

The Rural York County Opioid Consortium membership includes SMHC, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Nasson Health Care (affiliated with York County Community Action Corporation), Frannie Peabody Center, the Kennebunk Police Department, York Hospital, North East Mobile Health Services, Day One and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford.

SMHC was one of only 95 grant awardees nationwide, and received $200,000 in support of the Rural York County Opioid Planning Project. The grant period began on Sept. 30, 2018, and will end on Sept. 29, 2019.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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