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NH DHHS Seeks Public Input for Proposal to Utilize Almost $23 Million in New Federal Opioid Funding
DHHS Requests RSVPs for Public Input Session on July 23rd in Concord
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Behavioral Health
Publish Date:
July 10, 2018

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking public input on its plan to submit a proposal to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant. DHHS is eligible for up to almost $23 million for the purposes of increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths by providing prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).

“We are grateful for the opportunity to apply for this additional funding as we continue to to combat the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire,” said DHHS Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers. “We look forward to working with our community partners to enhance and expand evidence-based programs and services to continue to focus on meeting the critical needs of those struggling with addiction.”

In order to obtain public input to aid in the development of the Department’s proposal, DHHS will provide two ways in which input can be submitted:

  1. The Department will hold a public input session on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the DHHS Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, from 5:30-7:00 pm.

    Due to limited seating capacity, RSVPs for the meeting are required. Individuals interested in attending the session may RSVP to PublicInformationOffice@dhhs.nh.gov.

  2. Written submissions can be sent to: SOR@dhhs.nh.gov until Friday July 27, 2018.

The DHHS is required to submit its final application to SAMHSA no later than August 13, 2018.

For more information about the SOR Grant, including information on submitting public comment and SAMHSA’s funding opportunity announcement, please visit www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/sor.htm.

 
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