Opiate Task Force Receives Grant

The Hancock County Opiate Task Force was recently awarded a $2500 matching grant from Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the purpose of expanding its community outreach and educational resources. The match dollars, in the amount of $2500, were provided by Hancock Public Health.

In a letter received by Hancock Public Health regarding the match dollars, Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi stated, “In addition to this particular financial support we also pledge our continued commitment to working in unison with the ADAMHS Board and the Opiate Task Force to identify and implement additional strategies to combat the opiate epidemic that is gripping our state.”

Debra Parker, co-chair of the Hancock County Opiate Task Force, stated, “We are grateful to both Marathon Petroleum Company and Hancock Public Health for their commitment to the health and safety of our community. These dollars will provide additional awareness and educational opportunities critical to engaging the community in fighting the opiate epidemic.”

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