Grants available to prevent, treat opioid use disorders

Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and rural emergency hospitals, can apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year for up to three years to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and ED settings. The agency expects to award up to 14 grants under the program. Health care facilities and other eligible entities also can apply through March 7 for up to $750,000 per year for five years to administer medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. (SAMHSA grant notice, 1/5/23)