N.Y. seeks ap­pli­ca­tions to add drug-treat­ment ca­pac­ity

Modern Healthcare - - Regional News -

New York state of­fi­cials have re­leased re­quest for ap­pli­ca­tions to fi­nance up to 75 com­mu­nity-based, med­i­cally su­per­vised drug treat­ment beds statewide. A to­tal of $10 mil­lion in fund­ing is avail­able. Pri­or­ity will be given to ap­pli­cants in coun­ties with a greater need for detox ser­vices.

There are 106 com­mu­nity detox beds in New York City but none on Staten Is­land, in Nas­sau County or in Westchester County. The New York City Health De­part­ment also re­cently ex­panded a pro­gram that de­ploys peer ad­vo­cates to work with peo­ple who ar­rive in the emer­gency de­part­ment af­ter an opi­oid over­dose.

The ef­fort is part of the city’s $38 mil­lion Heal­ingNYC ini­tia­tive to re­duce over­dose deaths by 35% within five years. —

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