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A crisis center office, with people on headsets sitting at desks.

Most states have yet to permanently fund 988. Call centers want certainty

BY: - September 11, 2023

This story was produced by KFF Health News. Since the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline transitioned a year ago to the three-digit crisis phone number 988, there has been a 33% increase in the number of calls, chats and texts to the hotline. But even with that early sign of success, the program’s financial future is […]

University of Alabama and rural communities receive federal funding to combat opioid crisis

BY: - September 5, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) last week announced $1.45 million in funding aimed at bolstering rural communities in Alabama’s fight against the overdose risk associated with fentanyl and other opioids. $600,000 of the $1.45 million will go to two organizations to help address “immediate needs […]