Kent State University College of Public Health and CHC Addiction Services receive $2.6 million grant to expand and enhance treatment services in Summit County.
Through a 5-year, $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) will partner with CHC Addiction Services in Akron, Ohio to expand and enhance medication-assisted treatment services for opioid use disorder. The project will provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in combination with comprehensive opioid use disorder services, including counseling, behavioral therapies and recovery support services. The project will also implement outreach and engagement strategies to increase participation in and access to MAT services for diverse populations at risk for opioid use disorder, including telehealth and other innovative approaches. CPPH will study the impact of the project’s enhanced and expanded services.
The project will be led by and Janet Wagner, Chief Executive Officer at CHC Addiction Services, and Deric Kenne, Associate Professor, in the College of Public Health at Kent State University.