1. $1.6 Million Grant to Benefit HCC, Community Health Centers

    $1.6 Million Grant to Benefit HCC, Community Health Centers

    Holyoke Community College (HCC) is the lead partner in a project that will bring $1.6 million in federal grant money to the Pioneer Valley to train community health workers in the battle against opioid addiction. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded HCC $400,000 over two years to add as many as 36 seats per year to its existing community health worker program. In addition to core studies in community health, students in the program will receive specific instruction and training in addiction and substance-abuse ...

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    1. This is a fantastic opportunity to leverage the resources of our academic partner, HCC, with the real-world implementation of the community health worker role.
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