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Howard County to host series of workgroups to discuss behavioral health integration options

A series of public meetings during March and April will explore ways to connect and integrate mental health and substance abuse services. A workgroup comprised of members from the Howard County Health Department, the Mental Health Authority, the Board of Health, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board, the Mental Health Authority Board and various non-profit organizations which operate in Howard County will provide recommendations to Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman.
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Howard County to receive state grant to fund ‘Heroin Coordinator’ in the fight against opioid addiction

Howard County has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to create a new position focused on combatting heroin and opioid addiction. A collaborative effort among the Executive’s office, Police Department and Health Department, the new position will give the County another tool in its fight against this epidemic, which continues to claim increasing numbers of lives each year.
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