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DHS awards nearly $600,000 to fight opioid crisis

August 27, 2018 11:24 AM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

August 27, Wisconsin Health News

The Department of Health Services has awarded almost $600,000 to 70 community coalitions fighting the opioid epidemic.

The grants range from $500 to $22,300 and will support organizations that promote awareness about opioid misuse, hold community drug take-back events and provide an anti-overdose drug and training on its use, according to a statement from last week.

All of the recipients are members of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth, which is made up of organizations focused on substance abuse prevention. They're expected to complete their projects by April.

The money comes from $7.6 million in federal grant money received by Wisconsin, the second round of funding provided by the federal government.

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