Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Expand Addiction Specialty Services in Community Health Centers
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The Community Health Centers (CHCs) supported by HRSA provide care to more than 16 million low-income Americans at more than 8,000 sites around the country.

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CHC’s have historically not offered extensive specialized services for substance use disorders, which are prevalent in the population they serve. HRSA will increase the ability of CHCs to address substance use disorders and related mental health conditions, both through training of existing staff and through hiring of new staff with specialization in addiction. SAMHSA, which has long partnered with HRSA to improve behavioral health care quality in rural CHCs, will provide technical assistance to this new expansion initiative.

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