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ASAM Receives Multimillion Dollar Grant from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

by ASAM Staff | September 6, 2017

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is proud to announce the acquisition of a $2.2 million grant from the state of Ohio to help combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. Ohio has been awarded over $26 million through the 21st Century Cures Act from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to strengthen their healthcare system. ASAM is grateful to be a part of building a strong healthcare system, particularly for patients with addiction, in Ohio. The grant-funded project is beginning immediately and is projected to continue through April 2018.

“ASAM is ready to help Ohio take on this project," said Ohio State Chapter President Dr. Shawn Ryan, "this will make a difference locally for the physicians who treat addiction and save lives in Ohio.”

The goals of the project include partnering with Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to provide the required education needed to increase the number of physicians with a DATA 2000 waiver in Ohio.

The objectives of the project include conducting 42 live 8-hour waiver-qualifying CME trainings, providing access to ASAM’s online waiver-qualifying CME for up to 2,000 physician learners, and providing financial compensation to those physicians who meet training and waiver requirements. All goals and objectives will be completed within the funding period (from July 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018).

A website with the schedule and information about online training specific to the state of Ohio is under development. More updates to follow.

For general information about the course click here.