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Indiana Universty – to devote $50 million to prevent, reduce addictions

  • South Bend Tribune Report, Oct 10, 2017IU to devote $50 million to prevent, reduce addictions

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In response to the opioid crisis, Indiana University on Tuesday announced a commitment to invest $50 million to collaborate with community partners to prevent and reduce addictions in Indiana.

The news was announced by IU President Michael McRobbie, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and IU Health President and CEO Dennis Murphy.

The effort will involve IU’s seven campuses across the state and will partner with state officials, IU Health, Eskenazi Health and others.

The initiative, called Responding to the Addictions Crisis, is part of IU’s bicentennial Grand Challenges Program. It will be led by IU School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse.

IU faculty researchers, in partnership with business, nonprofit and government partners, will aim to create a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of drug addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes, according to the university. For more go to INVESTING IN PREVENTION


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