JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two local community health centers have been awarded thousands of dollars to implement treatments for opioid and substance abuse, announced U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
The local recipients include Access Family Health Services, Inc. in Smithville. It will receive $285,000.
Another local recipient is the Mantachie Rural Health Care, Inc. It will receive $195,220.
More than a dozen other community health centers across the state will receive funding as well. In total, 18 centers will receive more than $5 million.
The awards are part of more than 1,200 grants nationwide awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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