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Funding to create Connecticut healthcare jobs

Posted on April 10, 2016

Some federal funding will go towards creating Connecticut healthcare jobs.

Over $2.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to seven health centers in Connecticut to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers, with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations.

“These funds will help us save lives,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said.  “Connecticut is working to stem the damage done by opioids – expanding access to life-saving medication and working closely with partners on the front lines of providing addiction treatment and healthcare.  We are grateful to our federal partners and to Secretary Burwell for this investment in our residents and our state.”

Funding was awarded to the following health centers in the state:

  • Bridgeport: Optimus Health Care, Inc., $325,000
  • East Hartford: First Choice Health Centers, Inc., $406,250
  • Hartford: Community Health Services, Inc., $325,000
  • Middletown: Community Health Center, Inc., $379,167
  • New Haven: Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corp., $406,250
  • New Haven: Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc., $352,083
  • Waterbury: Staywell Health Care, Inc., $325,000

“We know that treatment works and recovery is possible.  These additional funds will allow our community health centers to expand their substance abuse services so we can get more people into treatment and on the path to recovery,” Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said.  “We are thankful for the support from the federal Department of Health and Human Services as we fight the battle against addiction.”