TeleQuality Customers Awarded HRSA Grants to Tackle Mental Health and Opioid Overdose Crisis

TeleQuality Customers Awarded HRSA Grants to Tackle Mental Health and Opioid Overdose Crisis

The current opioid crisis affecting Americans across the country is reaching a staggering level and has grown into a true public health crisis over the past few years. According to The New York Times, public health officials are calling the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. Overdose deaths were nearly equal to the number of deaths from car crashes, and in 2015, for the first time, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides.

Health centers across the nation have been calling for the federal government to take action and in a direct response to this devastating crisis, HRSA announced last week is it awarding $200 million to health centers across the nation to tackle mental health and fight the opioid overdose crisis. These funds, titled the Access Increases for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Awards, are awarded to support and foster services focused on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse in the primary care setting by increasing personnel, leveraging health information technology, and providing training.

 

See which of TeleQuality's healthcare customers were recipients of these important grant funds in our latest blog post. 

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TQ Customers Awarded 2016 HHS Health IT Grants

TQ Customers Awarded 2016 HHS Health IT Grants

Last week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced recipients for the DSHII grant awards, totaling over $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers across 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These grants will "support health information technology enhancements to accelerate health centers’ transition to value-based models of care, improve efforts to share and use information to support better decisions, and increase engagement in delivery system transformation." TeleQuality is thrilled to announce many of our health center customers are recipients of this grant!

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Nine TQ Customers Awarded HHS Oral Health Grants

Nine TQ Customers Awarded HHS Oral Health Grants

Last week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 community health centers across 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These grants will assist the centers in increasing access to integrated oral health care services and improving oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients.

TeleQuality is thrilled to announce nine of our health center customers are recipients of this grant!

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