About the Grant


The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize healthcare through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis.

Ohio’s Opioid STR Project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical healthcare, emergency healthcare, behavioral healthcare, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues.

OhioMHAS and ASAM are providing live in-person DEA DATA 2000 Waiver trainings for physicians in Ohio. ASAM will conduct 47 in-person trainings. Attendees will be reimbursed for attending the trainings and getting a DEA X-Number. ASAM is also providing up to 2,000 online courses for physicians to obtain the DEA DATA 2000 waiver (free but not reimbursable). For More information on the 21st Century Cures Act, please follow this link.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Ohio Opioid STR Project- 1H79TI080261-01 grant from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.