addiction treatment

Sara Plourde / New Hampshire Public Radio

 

New Hampshire is getting over $35 million in federal funds this year to tackle the opioid crisis.

The money is the second installment of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aimed at improving treatment and recovery services across the state.

Scroll down to read the proposal approved by the Executive Council this week.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

As part of NHPR's Crossroad: The N.H. Opioid Reporting Project, The Exchange went on the road on February 7, 2019 to the Nashua Public Library for a live discussion on how the city is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackle the opioid crisis. 

This discussion was recorded at the Nashua Public Library on February 7th, and an edited version of the conversation originally aired on Thursday, February 14th.

The conversation is also available below. Click here to find the full, unedited discussion

Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers On Top D.H.H.S. Issues

Mar 26, 2019

We sit down with Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers. The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest state agency and accounts for approximately forty percent of the state budget. We discuss the state's ten-year mental health plan, as well as recent challenges to medicaid work requirements.  And we get an update on the state's hub and spoke system for addiction treatment, and concerns about the Division of Children, Youth and Families. 

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Jeffrey Meyers - Appointed in 2016, Meyers is Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services.