Money Given To Opioid Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Fletcher Group will receive $6.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, which supports evidence-based programs for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in rural communities. The Fletcher Group has partnered with the University of Kentucky to establish an opioid response program and will maintain its headquarters in rural Kentucky. Its work will target 101 rural counties in eight states, including 47 counties in Kentucky. Former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher is the current Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer for the Fletcher Group.