OCTOBER 4, 2023 - MT. STERLING, KY - Sterling Health Care (SHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) headquartered in Mount Sterling, Ky., was one of 34 agencies receiving a total of $13.9 million in new funding to help organizations in opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery programs this year.
In a press release provided immediately following Monday’s announcement in Frankfort, Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron stated he was “grateful to the Commission for its good work and confident that this new funding will help build a safe and healthy future for every Kentucky family.” The Commission referenced was the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission.
The $13.9 million award will expand access to evidence-based treatments and resources, as well as support community health centers, rural organizations, and emergency shelters. This week’s awards follow the announcement earlier this year of $18.5 million provided for similar projects.
SHC Chief Executive Officer Tina Bryant, who attended the formal announcement along with SHC Substance Use Treatment Coordinator Kim Bartley, expressed sincere appreciation and said these funds are critical for provision of care to individuals and families battling substance use. SHC received a total of $575,000.
“We are grateful to the Attorney General and the commission for recognizing the work we are doing and strides we are making in the opioid fight in and around Montgomery County,” she said. “This is a battle in our communities, in our state, and in our nation we cannot concede and we cannot afford to lose. Sterling Health Care is committed to doing all we can to fight this deadly epidemic for every individual and family affected by substance use.”
For more information about Sterling Health Care and its work in substance use treatment, visit www.sterlinghealthky.org.