HHS Awards $20.3 Million to Expand the Addiction Workforce in Underserved Communities

June 2020. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $20.3 million to 44 recipients to increase the number of fellows at accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellowship programs. The awardees will train addiction specialists at facilities in high need communities that integrate behavioral and primary care services.

“The need for physicians with the expertise and skills to provide substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services is essential,” said HRSA Administrator Tom Engels. “Addiction specialists can respond to patients’ specific behavioral health needs and help communities that are hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.” [Read more]

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