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Federal Funding to Support Health Center Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services Comes Right on Time in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC — Today, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced more than $10 million in federal funding to expand access to quality substance use disorder and mental health services at 36 Community Health Centers across North Carolina. This funding is being awarded at a crucial time for North Carolina – many health centers are responding to Hurricane Florence’s damage while caring for patients and beginning the difficult task of repairing the damage and recovering from losses. 

A report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, also published today, describes how health centers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands experienced an increase in the number of patients suffering mental health problems, stress-related conditions and poorly managed chronic health conditions following Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.

CommWell Health is among the 36 Community Health Centers that have been awarded federal funding to expand access.

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