August 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds HHS Grant Funding to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Seniors

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced a $706,312 Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund the State Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division’s program to prevent opioid misuse in older adults.

“For many vulnerable seniors and those struggling with addiction, the coronavirus pandemic has compounded stressors and limited access to preventative services and treatment options. I’m proud to announce funding that will help educate Nevada seniors about the dangers of opioids, prevent misuse, and bolster substance abuse services for those in need.”

BACKGROUND:

The Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services Grants to States program provides states funding to strengthen and improve their adult protective services (APS) systems statewide. Funding can be used for a wide-range of activities in the areas of APS practice; services for those experiencing abuse; and APS data collection, reporting, and infrastructure, including the technical ability to provide comprehensive case component data to ACL's National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS). 

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