PRESS RELEASE: GOV. MALLOY: CONNECTICUT RECEIVES $10M FEDERAL GRANT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
“Our state has always been committed to leveraging any federal resources that can be used to enhance services we provide,” Governor Malloy said. “This funding will be used to improve health outcomes of those grappling with substance use addictions, including opioids, and mental illness.”
The grant will be used to serve over 2,000 individuals. It will pair physical health providers with mental health and substance use providers in the cities of Bridgeport, Hartford and Waterbury, which have been identified as having high rates of individuals who have high-Medicaid spend, a behavioral health diagnosis, and are currently not being served by an integrated model. The behavioral health providers that will utilize the funding include the Community Health Resources, Recovery Network of Programs, and Wellmore. They will partner with Charter Oak Health Center, Optimus, and Staywell for physical health services.
Contact: David Bednarz
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Contact: Diana Lejardi