1. $1.89M federal grant to aid Holyoke Community College in fight against opioid addiction

    $1.89M federal grant to aid Holyoke Community College in fight against opioid addiction

    A hundred community health workers will get year-long training at Holyoke Community College in the fight against opioid misuse and addiction due to a $1.89 million federal grant announced Friday. And the need for the trained community workers is growing, especially with the job loss and social isolation of the coronavirus pandemic, said Jay Breines, CEO of the Holyoke Health Center, one of the partners in the program.

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