Federal Grants Target Heroin Epidemic in Eastern States

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Federal Grants Target Heroin Epidemic in Eastern States
Federal Grants Target Heroin Epidemic in Eastern States

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration will provide millions of dollars in federal grants to help counties hardest hit by a heroin epidemic in the eastern United States.

The grants will fund the hiring of public health coordinators in each region to help track heroin overdoses and issue warnings about dangerous batches of heroin, as well as public safety coordinators to monitor intelligence about heroin trafficking, USA Today reported.

The grants will also be used to train police officers and medical personnel who have little experience dealing with heroin.

The new strategy focuses on certain counties in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, USA Today reported.

Health Highlights: Aug 17, 2015

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