Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program Receives Grant to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) and three other recipients with a $250,000 grant to support the expansion of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

According to the press release from Wisconsin Department of Health Services:

All four agencies will provide or contract for medication-assisted treatment, which uses Food and Drug Administration-approved medications, including buprenorphine products, methadone, and naltrexone, along with therapy and support to address issues related to addiction. Research shows medication-assisted treatment is the most effective way to treat opioid use disorder.

To learn more about this award, please contact DHS’s official media contacts, Jennifer Miller or Elizabeth Goodsitt at (608) 266-1683.

In 2017, SWCAP also received a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in the amount of $1 million over give years to also fight Wisconsin’s rural opioid crisis. You can read more about that award on our site.

 

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