Medication Assisted Treatment Grant
Lamprey Health Care was awarded a $175,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) facilitated by the State of New Hampshire Health and Human Services and Bi-State Primary Care Association, Inc. This grant will help expand its Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for substance use disorder treatment for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women. The health center currently offers MAT services at their Newmarket center. The funding from Bi-State will allow for the program to expand to their Nashua and Raymond centers. “New Hampshire still has gaps in service for the treatment of substance use disorder,” said Gregory White, Lamprey Health Care’s Chief Executive Officer. “We see this funding as an opportunity to expand and improve access to services for pregnant, post partum and parenting women in two of the communities we serve; Nashua and Raymond. We hope to fill some of those gaps by providing needed services to our patients dealing with these issues.”
MAT combines the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies in the treatment of substance use disorders to prevent overdoses and to offer a path to recovery. “We provide services that address the whole person. That means both their physical and emotional wellbeing,” explained Lamprey Health Care’s new Substance Use Disorder Program Manager, Astrid LaRose, M.S., LCMHC, MLADC. “MAT will give us a new avenue to address challenges faced by some of our patients as well as our neighbors in the community.”
By combining behavioral health with the use of Buprenorphine (Suboxone), a team of professionals at Lamprey Health Care will support pregnant, post partum, and parenting women in their recovery with the aim to help lower the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in New Hampshire.
“MAT is an evidence-based practice and proven to is provide positive outcomes for patients,” added Sue Durkin, Chief of Clinical Services. “We are appreciative of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for this funding which will enable us to expand MAT treatment to our patients and help reduce barriers to accessing this care.” Aside from providing a compassionate, non-judgmental environment for women struggling with substance use disorder, Lamprey Health Care will be providing childcare services during MAT visits and assisting with transportation issues. Lamprey Health Care has launched MAT services in Nashua and will be launching soon in Raymond. For more information on Lamprey Health Care’s MAT Program and other services, visit their website at www.lampreyhealthcare.org.
Lamprey Health Care is New Hampshire’s oldest non-profit community health center with medical offices in Newmarket, Raymond, and Nashua. The organization provides primary care and preventative health services to individuals of all ages and incomes, regardless of their ability to pay.
This program is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), State Targeted Response to the Opiod Crisis Grants, Grant No. SS-2020-BDAS-08-FACIL, under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Deparment of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a subaward of federal grant funds from Bi-State Primary Care Association, Inc. totaling $175,000 with 41.7 percentage financed with non-govermental resources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS, DHHS.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,688,572 with 21.46% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Lamprey Health Care has received Recognition from NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home™. NCQA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.