08.09.19

Cassidy Announces $7M in Grants For Louisiana to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $6,887,155 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic. Annual opioid deaths in the U.S. fell in 2018 for the first time in almost 30 years. Last year, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, comprehensive legislation Cassidy helped write to combat the opioid crisis.

“While our action in Congress is reducing opioid deaths nationally, we also must support local action to save more lives from the opioid crisis in Louisiana,” said Dr. Cassidy. “These grants provide support to the ongoing efforts to help those struggling with addiction in our state.”

Louisiana received the following awards:

  • $5,164,830 in Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Health Center awards to 31 health center sites. These awards will help health centers increase access to high quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid use disorder.
  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) award of $1 million to implement a set of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities in rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD). 
  • RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion award of $722,325 to establish and/or expand MAT in rural health clinics, hospitals, Health Center Look-Alikes, and tribal settings. 

Louisiana RCORP Award

Louisiana received 1 award totaling $1,000,000 in funding.

Organization 

City 

State 

Amount 

Homer Memorial Hospital 

Homer 

LA 

$1,000,000 

Louisiana RCORP-MAT Award

Louisiana received 1 award totaling $722,325 in funding.

Organization 

City 

State 

Amount 

Louisiana Health Care Practitioners, LLC 

Cottonport 

LA 

$722,325

Louisiana Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Awards

Total Award: $5,164,830 to support 31 health centers

HEALTH CENTER NAME

CITY

FY19 IBHS AWARD AMOUNT

C A S S E DENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

MANSFIELD

$167,000

CAPITOL CITY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER INC

BATON ROUGE

$167,000

COMMON GROUND HEALTH CLINIC

NEW ORLEANS

$154,830

DAVID RAINES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

SHREVEPORT

$167,000

EXCELTH, INCORPORATED

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

H I V/ A I D S ALLIANCE FOR REGION TWO INC

BATON ROUGE

$167,000

IBERIA COMPREHENSIVE COM HEALTH CNTR, INC.

NEW IBERIA

$167,000

INNIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

INNIS

$167,000

JEFFERSON COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS, INC

AVONDALE

$167,000

MARILLAC COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

MOREHOUSE COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, INC.

BASTROP

$167,000

MQVN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

NEW ORLEANS AIDS TASK FORCE

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

ODYSSEY HOUSE LOUISIANA, INC.

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CENTER, INC.

NATCHITOCHES

$167,000

PRIMARY HEALTH SERVICES CENTER

MONROE

$167,000

PRIORITY HEALTH CARE

MARRERO

$167,000

RAPIDES PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INCORPORATED

ALEXANDRIA

$167,000

RICHLAND, PARISH OF

DELHI

$167,000

RKM PRIMARY CARE

CLINTON

$167,000

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS

GREENSBURG

$167,000

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER INC

OPELOUSAS

$167,000

ST GABRIEL HEALTH CLINIC INC

SAINT GABRIEL

$167,000

ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

LULING

$167,000

ST. THOMAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

NEW ORLEANS

$167,000

START CORPORATION

HOUMA

$167,000

SWLA CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES

LAKE CHARLES

$167,000

TECHE ACTION BOARD, THE

FRANKLIN

$167,000

TENSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

SAINT JOSEPH

$167,000

WINN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

WINNFIELD

$167,000

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