InterCommunity Health Care is the recipient of three recent grants to address substance use, employment services for individuals in recovery, and HIV prevention.
To further combat the opioid crisis within the greater Hartford region, InterCommunity has been awarded the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Quality Grant Award. The one-year grant will fund a quality improvement project to expand services within InterCommunity’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. MAT combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.
A Mobile Employment Services grant, awarded to InterCommunity by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will expand InterCommunity’s current employment services to individuals who are in early recovery, unemployed, or underemployed. The program helps participants find jobs consistent with their skills, abilities and interests.
In addition, the Connecticut Dept. of Public Health has awarded InterCommunity a two-year HIV Prevention Program grant, which will fund evidence-based HIV prevention efforts for at-risk populations. The program includes HIV testing and risk screening, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) eligibility screening and prescriptions, and intervention groups focusing on HIV education, risk reduction, communications skills, problem-solving, and behavioral skills encouraging prevention.