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The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals is open for applications now (must be postmarked by June 3, 2020) - and special consideration is being given to Addiction Counselors! Awards can be up to $25,000 per year for two years, for health care professionals who commit to working full time or part time for two years in a community health center.
COS posted about this national opportunity in February, but the deadline for the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program has been extended to May 21, 2020 at 7:30PM Eastern Time. The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.
Careers of Substance now has a COVID-19 resources page!
See this list of online and phone resources for statewide recovery services that are operating during the COVID-19 physical distancing period.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) is providing this interim guidance to assist Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) with providing the medication that patients need during the State of Emergency while also limiting unnecessary exposure of COVID-19 to its clients and staff.
The Executive Office of Human Services (EHS) has made available a series of guidance documents addressing COVID-19 at Mass.gov webpage.
The annual HRSA National Health Service Corps' NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program is now open for applications, through April 23, 2020.
The ASAM 51st Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science, will be held in Denver, CO, April 2 - April 5.