The fight against opioid abuse in the Ozarks is getting a significant boost thanks to the Health Resources and Services Administration and a local foundation.
The CoxHealth Foundation announced the receipt of a $1 million grant from the HRSA to help rural healthcare providers make patients aware of the dangers of opioid abuse.
The programs funded by the program will include prevention education for youth, increasing providers in rural areas, and expanding insurance options for those in the Ozarks who are battling opioid addiction.
The funding is for a three-year program.
The funding is already being used for established programs within the CoxHealth system, such as Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox Monett Hospital, and outside entities like Jordan Valley Community Health Center and Burrell Behavioral Health.