ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration awarded more than $6 million in funding to combat the opioid epidemic in communities across the state.
The funding will go toward treatment, prevention recovery and research efforts throughout New Mexico.
A breakdown of the HRSA awards is below:
n $2.5 million for 15 health centers throughout the state through the Integrated Behavioral Health Services program.
n $2 million for Rio Arriba County and El Centro Family Health in Española through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.
n $1.35 million for New Mexico State University to enhance community-based training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals focused on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.