November 17, 2017
 
Ten Community Health Centers Get $500K to Treat Drug Abuse

April 24, 2017 — Each of 10 Massachusetts nonprofit community health centers recently were awarded $50,000 in connection with a new initiative that will support efforts to prevent and treat substance use disorders in their communities.

The funds were provided by the GE Foundation-funded SUSTAIN Communities (Substance Use Support & Technical Assistance In Communities) initiative, and announced by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, a Boston-based nonprofit representing the state's 50 community health center organizations.

The awardees are:
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Caring Health Center
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod
  • DotHouse Health
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Mattapan Community Health Center
  • South End Community Health Center
The program, to be managed by the league, will provide executive coaching on change management, physician-led, on-site peer mentoring for addiction services, and case-based team learning, through a virtual clinic, focused on a opioid addiction treatment.

With additional assistance from Partners HealthCare, the 10 health centers will receive training and support to build capacity for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

The 12-month program launched last month with a two-day executive coaching leadership retreat hosted at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods.

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