New Jersey clinic receives $4M HHS grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) in Lakewood, N.J., a $4 million grant.

Funding will be used to establish a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) that will serve Ocean and Monmouth counties.

“Preferred Behavioral Health Group is thrilled to be selected to receive the federal funding needed to create a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic,” PBHG CEO Mary Pat Angelini said. “Our CCBHC will provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable individuals living in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Among our expansion of services, our professional staff will provide crisis mental health services; patient-centered treatment planning; outpatient mental health and substance use services; primary care screening and monitoring; targeted case management; peer support, counseling, family support services, and services for veterans.”

PBHG was established in 1978 and has 15 locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties that annually serve more than 30,000 people.

Funding comes at a critical time as a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse study discovered that those who suffer from substance use are 1.5 times more likely to have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Those who opioid use disorder are 2.4 times more likely.

Melina Druga

Recent Posts

Report: Financial pressure on hospitals and health system could threaten patient access to care

A new report by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC has found that the COVID-19 pandemic…

3 months ago

Reps. Kustoff, Spanberger reintroduce legislation addressing pill presses, counterfeit drugs

U.S. Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) re-introduced the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates…

3 months ago

Sen. Durbin speaks about pandemic’s impact on suicides, overdoses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Democratic whip and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, recently spoke…

3 months ago

Delaware offering training program for treating OUD

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services plans to offer a training program on…

3 months ago

Pennsylvania advances legislation addressing opioid dependency

Pennsylvania’s Senate Labor and Industry Committee recently advanced legislation that aims to reduce opioid dependency.…

3 months ago

Drug seizures in Nebraska increased dramatically in 2020

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators in the Omaha Division Office seized $13.3 million of marijuana…

3 months ago

This website uses cookies.