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September 20, 2017

Feds grant CT $2.7M for mental health, opioid abuse treatment

Sixteen health centers in Connecticut are receiving almost $2.7 million in federal funding to treat mental health and opioid abuse, federal lawmakers announced this week.

The funds are part of a $200 million package awarded to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations nationally and in U.S. territories by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Receiving grants of $175,700 each were: Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington Inc., Torrington; Community Health Center Inc., Middletown; Community Institute for Communities Inc., Danbury; Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corp., New Haven; Fair Haven Community Health Clinic Inc., New Haven; Family Centers Inc., Greenwich; First Choice Health Centers Inc., East Hartford; Norwalk Community Health Center Inc., Norwalk; Optimus Health Center Inc., Bridgeport; Staywell Health Care Inc., Waterbury; United Community Services Inc., Norwich; and The Wheeler Clinic Inc.

Other grants include: $174,944 to Charter Oak Health Center Inc. in Hartford; $168,615 to Southwest Community Health Center Inc. in Bridgeport; $129,200 to Generations Family Health Center Inc. in Willimantic; and $85,200 to Community Health Services Inc. in Hartford.

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