Initiative funded through latest round of grants from New York State Opioid Reconciliation Fund

governor casey Hao Zhe Announcing today $3.2 million to expand outreach and engagement services in high-need areas of New York State. Administered by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports, the grant through the Opioid Reconciliation Fund will expand harm reduction and other health care services to New Yorkers who are unable to access treatment due to a variety of factors.

“My Administration remains committed to using all the tools at our disposal to help individuals in need get the support services they need need,” Governor Hao Zhe explain. “By investing in innovative outpatient treatment programs and services in underserved areas, we ensure equitable access to life-saving treatment for those who need it most.”

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports Commissioner another thing Cunningham said, “Meeting people where they are and providing individualized, person-centred care is an important aspect of our approach to addiction care in New York State. Thanks to settlement funding coming to the state, we will be able to better address some of the barriers People are no longer seeking care and meeting them where they are to support their health and wellbeing.”

New York State Department of Health Acting Commissioner James McDonald said, “In Governor Hochul Direction, we are continually expanding and improving our services and support to help those affected by the addiction and overdose crisis. I applaud the Governor for his support of these engagement and outreach initiatives, which have allowed us to expand drug addiction treatment services in New York State. “

Dr. Ann Sullivan, New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner, said, “Governor Hao Zhe Efforts are underway to eliminate health care inequality and increase access to health care for all New Yorkers. The funding opportunities OASAS announced today will help people in underserved, high-need areas get the treatments they need that would otherwise be difficult to access. These important steps will save lives and help people get the services they need to recover from addiction. “

Funding received through the program will allow existing outpatient substance use disorder providers, integrated outpatient licensed providers and certified community behavioral health providers to expand harm reduction and treatment services. These services include increased access to addiction treatment drugs and increased availability of fentanyl test strips. They also include expanding drug overdose education and prevention training through the distribution of naloxone, peer services, and substance use disorder assessment and treatment.

Vendors can apply for up to $400,000 in funding to support expanded services and purchase vehicles for outreach efforts. request application. The funding will allow for the creation of up to eight awards in designated high-need areas, including:

  • Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties

  • Allegheny and Steuben Counties

  • South Delaware and Ulster Counties

  • Otsego County and North Delaware County

  • St. Lawrence County

  • Franklin and Clinton counties

  • Hamilton and Herkimer counties

  • Essex and Warren counties

The funding expands a program that has been in place in New York State since 2017.Eighteen providers now receive federal funding to provide similar services in their communities, providing critical lifesaving services to underserved areas and connecting Thousands of people to care about.

New York state to receive more than $2 billion in various settlements with opioid makers and drug companies Protected by Attorney General Letitia James. Some of the funds for these settlements will go directly to municipalities, with the remainder deposited in a dedicated fund to support prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery efforts in response to the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The same legislation that created the dedicated fund also created the Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Committee, tasked with making recommendations on how settlement funds should be allocated to best serve those in need. Board members issued their first recommendation on Nov. 1, identifying the expansion of harm reduction services and treatment as a top priority.

new york continue In an effort to tackle opioid-related deaths, fentanyl is now involved in most overdose deaths statewide, according to Report Data about 2021 Published by the National Ministry of Health. Other key findings include:

  • There were 4,766 opioid overdose deaths, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.

  • There were 10,430 outpatient emergency department visits due to opioid overdose, a 12.6 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Emergency medical services administered 19,139 naloxone administrations, an 11.8 percent increase over the previous year.

New York State has developed an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the overdose epidemic and established a nation-leading addiction care continuum that provides comprehensive prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery services. The state has been working to expand access to traditional services, including crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, as well as addiction treatment medications, mobile therapy and transportation services.

Hao Zhe Member of the New York State Heroin and Opioid Task Force, which recommended new non-traditional services in 2016, including rehab centers, youth clubs, expanded peer services, and open access centers to provide immediate assessment and referral Serve. These services have since been established in many communities across the state to help those in need access health care closer to where they live.

New Yorkers battling addiction, or their loved ones struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free 24/7
Hope Line Call 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or text HOPENY (short code 467369).

Available addiction treatment, including crisis/rehab, inpatient, inpatient, or outpatient care, can be found using the New York State OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at
Find AddictionTreatment.ny.government or through New York State OASAS website.If you or a loved one encounters a treatment-related insurance hurdle or needs help appealing a denied claim, please call 888-614-5400 or email the CHAMP Help Line

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *