RIZE Massachusetts Awards First $300,0000 as Part of a $2.3 Million Two-Year Program to Improve Treatment and Recovery for People at Greatest Risk of Opioid Overdose
An estimated four percent of people in Massachusetts have an opioid use disorder and 2,107 people died of an overdose last year.
RIZE Massachusetts (RIZE), a state-wide philanthropic initiative, chose six organizations from a broad pool of applicants to receive $50,000 design grants for its inaugural Saving Lives, Improving Health: Redesigning Opioid Use Disorder Care program.
The goal of this grant program is to establish or expand systems of low threshold, on-demand treatment to prevent death, support long-term recovery, and improve health and quality of life. “These grants highlight the dedicated professionals in Brockton and all over the Commonwealth who are working on the frontlines of this crisis and who will help alleviate its devastating effects on our families and our communities,” said Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter.