HCC Receives Grant for Opioid Abuse Counseling

Holyoke Community College is the lead partner for a $1.6 milliondollar federal grant to help train Pioneer Valley community health workers in addiction and substance abuse disorders. HCC and other partners will train students in class and on-site at community health center in Springfield, Holyoke, and Franklin Counties. HCC Foundations of Health Chair Becky Lewis, Community Health Center of Franklin County CEO Ed Sayer, and student Areliz Barbosa joined Carloee McGrath to discuss the opioid abuse counseling program.