Gov. Eric Holcomb joined state and local leaders yesterday at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis to announce a new Community Health Network program designed to address opioid use disorder in mothers and to treat babies born addicted to opioids. The Community Health Network Neonatal Opioid Addiction Project was made possible through a $570,516 grant from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). The grant was created in 2017 legislation to address maternal opioid use disorder and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS is the technical term used for the medical condition experienced by babies born addicted to drugs. Community Health Network Foundation, the not-for-profit philanthropic organization of Community, is the fiscal agent for the new program. It will start at Community Hospital East with the ultimate goal of expanding to additional Community facilities by December 31, 2018. Learn more at in.gov/recovery.
May 1st, 2018|Local News|