$40,000 in Opioid Misuse Prevention grants offered by Harvard Pilgrim Health

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on Wednesday announced its 2019 Opioid Misuse Prevention, Recovery and Treatment Grants program. The $40,000 grants program, funded by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, will offer individual grants up to $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire that serve residents dealing with opioid addiction with evidence-based prevention, treatment or recovery services. This is the second consecutive year Harvard Pilgrim has offered this grants program.

“Based on the success of our first year providing these grants, we felt it was critical to keep up the momentum and continue to support those organizations helping to prevent and treat New Hampshire individuals and their families affected by opioid misuse,” said William Brewster, M.D., Vice President of New Hampshire Regional Market at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “We encourage nonprofits in the state who are working in treatment and recovery to apply for a grant. Harvard Pilgrim is truly committed to helping provide freedom from the grip of addiction and give families and their loved ones the hope and support they need to do that.”

Grant funds must be used to:

  • Provide evidence-based prevention, treatment or recovery services to those with opioid addiction

  • Serve individuals from New Hampshire

  • Support projects that prove sustainability and provide measurement of results from current efforts as well as a plan to track and measure proposed services to be covered by grant

The applicant must be a non-profit, 501(c)(3) program or organization. Grant requests can be for $5,000 or $10,000. Grants will be awarded in September 2019, with the expectation that funds will be used by March 30, 2020.

Click here to apply, or visit harvardpilgrim.org/2019OpioidGrant

All program questions should be directed to Katie Martinez by June 19, 2019. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 10 by 4 p.m. All applicants will be notified of award decisions by September 11, 2019.

About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members – and the communities we serve – to better health.

Founded by doctors nearly 50 years ago, we’re building on our legacy. In partnership with our network of more than 70,000 doctors and 182 hospitals, we’re improving health outcomes and lowering costs through clinical quality and innovative care management.

Our commitment to the communities we serve is driven by the passion of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Through its work, low- and moderate-income families are gaining greater access to fresh, affordable food—a cornerstone to better health and well-being.

To learn more about Harvard Pilgrim, visit www.harvardpilgrim.org