OhioMHAS receives federal prevention grant

Posted on: March 2, 2015 11:10 am

Appalachian and rural communities are focus of funding

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will be providing funding to develop prevention in Appalachian and rural communities.

The funding will be made available through an $8.1 million prevention grant the department received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (SPF PFS) grant program.

The funds will cover a five-year period through September, 2019 and will be aimed at expanding the prevention infrastructure and increasing workforce capacity to lead to increased access to evidence-based practices in Ohio's Appalachian and rural populations.