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UC's $15 million to fight opioid deaths makes local headlines

A recap of media coverage following the HHS' HEALing Communities announcement

On Thursday, April 18, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced the launch of the HEALing Communities Study to help reverse our nation’s opioid crisis. Four states – Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York, will receive over $350 million to support a multi-year study with the goal to cut opioid overdose deaths by 40% in three years. The announcement made news across Ohio and the region. 

Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University will co-lead a $65.9 million effort across Ohio that will also partner with Recovery Ohio and Case Western Reserve University as well as additional universities and community organizations in 19 counties across Ohio. UC will be awarded $15.1 million over four years. Read the full story here.

HEALing Communities Award in the news:

Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Enquirer  

Portsmouth Daily Times   

WCPO-TV

WCPO.com

WLW-700 AM(interview at 69:25 minute mark.)

Featured image at top: Jennifer Brown, PhD, presents at the UC / UC Health Opioid Symposium. Photo by Colleen Kelley/AHC Communication Services.