FSU Receives $1 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis
Ferris State University recently received a $1 million grant to help fight the opioid crisis.
The US Department of Health and Human Services awarded the university with the grant.
Ferris State says the money will help them further collaborate with community leaders in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties in addiction resources.
Gail Bullard, Project director and associate professor at FSU, says their goal is to educate and increase physicians and mental health workers in the area in order to combat the opioid crisis.
“How can we help these counties and the communities within them obtain those, maybe it’s writing more grants so that we have more funding to do that, maybe it’s just getting the right people to the table and getting to happen,” says Bullard.
Bullard says the money for these resources is needed now more than ever, as data shows more people misusing prescription drugs during the pandemic.