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Payers Invest in Community Health Programs Tackling Opioid Crisis

Article from Patient Engagement Hit by Sara Heath

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a large payer provider in the Maryland and Washington DC area, has earmarked over $2 million to fund community health initiatives aimed at addressing the opioid crisis and expanding patient access to care.

These awards come as the healthcare industry is grappling with the opioid crisis. Misuse of opioids and other risky substances poses a threat to patient wellbeing, with over 115 individuals dying following an overdose on any give day, according to recent data.

Read how grants are being given to community health organizations in order to connect more patients to treatment and resources to overcome the opioid crisis. 

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