Sarbanes Announces More Than $4 Million in Federal Grants to Help Combat Opioid Addiction and Substance Abuse in Maryland

Affordable Care Act Funding Will Give Marylanders’ Better Access to Treatment Programs and Health Care Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that 14 community health centers in Maryland will receive $4,161,916 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help treat Marylanders suffering opioid addiction and substance abuse. The funding will allow local health centers to provide more care and services – including medical, pharmacy, oral, vision and behavioral care – to Marylanders in underserved communities.

“Community health clinics play an important role in our fight against opioid and substance abuse in Maryland,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “By giving more tools and resources to local health centers, providers will be better able to treat cases of addiction and abuse, and ultimately improve the health and safety of Maryland’s communities.”

Beneficiaries of this new community health center funding include:

Baltimore Medical System, Inc. – Baltimore – $350,814
Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc. – Baltimore – $327,338
Choptank Community Health System, Inc. – Denton – $315,456
Community Clinic, Inc. – Silver Spring – $346,608
Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Inc. – Cheltenham – $241,368
Greater Baden Medical Service, Inc. – Brandywine – $286,484
Heath Care for the Homeless, Inc. – Baltimore – $267,334
Owensville Primary Care, Inc. – West River – $244,838
Park West Health Systems Incorporated – Baltimore – $275,184
Three Lower Counties Community Services, Inc. – Salisbury – $343,270
Total Health Care, Inc. – Baltimore – $373,400
Tri-Sate Community Health Center – Hancock – $280,004
Walnut Street Community Health Center, Inc. – Hagerstown – $254,064
West Cecil Health Center, Inc. – Conowingo – $250,614
Western Maryland Health Care Corporation – Oakland – $246,508
For more information, visit: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2015pres/09/20150915a.html.

Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

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