A New Hampshire medical center is getting a $900,000 federal grant to address prescription drug misuse by creating a network of doctors, mental health providers, and addiction treatment centers.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock in Keene is receiving the grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy.
The medical center says a lack of coordination among doctors, recovery centers and mental health professionals means prescription drug use isn't being monitored optimally.
The grant enables a partnership between Cheshire, Monadnock Family Services, and Phoenix House Keene Center to coordinate activities and create a shared care plan. The three-year grant work will strengthen health care provider relationships, expand capacity for providing medication assisted treatment.