OCHIN’s own Robin Howard has lost her home and all of her belongings in the fires that have raged across California. Robin lived in Paradise, CA. You may have heard; this town was obliterated by fires last week. The town is essentially gone. Robin’s son’s home was lost, and aerial pictures show that her daughter’s home was likely lost as well. Robin was fortunate to live close to her mother and father, but this means that her parents lost their house as well. There are literally no words to how devasting these losses must be for this family and others in Paradise.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The front lines of the opioid crisis in rural America got another infusion of support. The California Telehealth Network (CTN), under the OCHIN Family of Companies, received federal funds to launch the Opioid and Chronic Pain Telemedicine Project across seven rural counties in Northern California. This program aims to harness the power of technology in the national battle against opioid misuse.
CTN received $197,000 under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2018 – White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Deputy Director Jim Carroll and U.S. Department of Agriculture Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a listing of Federal programs that can be used to build resilient communities and address opioid misuse in rural communities. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse is a first-of-its-kind, one-stop-shop for rural leaders looking for Federal funding and partnership opportunities.