SouthRiver Receives Funding to Expand Access to Substance Use & Mental Health Services

SouthRiver Community Health Center has been awarded a $330,500 grant to expand access to mental health services, and substance abuse services for its health center patients. These integrated services focus on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse.

The U.S. Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) awarded over $396 million to HRSA-funded community health centers academic institutions, and rural organizations throughout the nation to combat the opioid crisis.  SouthRiver Community Health Center is one of 25 community health centers in Oregon to receive funding, with a total award to Oregon of over $7 million.

“SouthRiver has successfully carried out a number of initiatives to expand access to primary care and behavioral health care for our community, including medication-assisted treatment for individuals and families who struggle with opioid use disorder, said Dr. Gregory Brigham, CEO of Adapt, SouthRiver and Compass Behavioral Health. Funding will also be used to support access to promising non-opioid treatment options for patients with certain chronic pain conditions. “It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized for the work being done to reduce barriers to care for our patients and community,” said Brigham.

To learn more about SouthRiver, visit www.south-river.org.

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About SouthRiver: Adapt opened SouthRiver Community Health Center in 2006, and achieved Federally Qualified Health Center status in 2012. SouthRiver has expanded over the years to offer fully-integrated primary care and behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults, regardless of income or ability to pay. SouthRiver’s services now include chronic pain management, diabetes care and medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders. Learn more: https://south-river.org/

About Award: The award supports the U.S. Health & Human Services Five-Point Opioid Strategy to empower local communities on the frontlines of the national epidemic, beginning with better addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/about-the-epidemic/hhs-response/index.html

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