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Price: More than $200M Coming to Fight Opioid Crisis

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Tom Price, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced Thursday that more than $200 million in grants for almost 1,200 community health centers is on its way to help combat the opioid crisis. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 15 September 2017 01:34 PM

Tom Price, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced Thursday in New Hampshire that more funding is on its way to combat the opioid crisis, according to New Hampshire’s WMUR.

"Today, Health and Human Services is announcing more than $200 million in grants to almost 1,200 community health centers across the country," Price said.

Trump’s commitment to addressing opioid issues is "rock solid," according to Price.

The money will be spent on substance abuse and issues surrounding mental health, according to WMUR.

"The president has talked recently about raising the level of the opioid crisis to an emergency, and we’re working on that with his staff literally as we speak," Price said. Such a declaration would provide more funding and resources, according to NPR.

Nine health centers and the city of Manchester will get about $175,000 each as part of the grant program, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.

"We didn’t get into this challenge overnight, it’s taken a long, long time—decades literally—so we’re not going to solve it overnight, but what we must do is raise the visibility of it and work on the kinds of things that will get us to a solution," Price said, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.

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Tom Price, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced Thursday in New Hampshire that more funding is on its way to combat the opioid crisis, according to New Hampshire’s WMUR.
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