The Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, today (Tuesday) announced the allocation of an additional €2.28 million over three years for 12 strategic health initiatives to address priorities set out in the National Drugs Strategy. Each initiative will receive a total of €190,000, with funding commencing in September and lasting until June 2022.
Making the announcement, Minister Byrne said: “I am pleased to announce the details of this multi-annual funding which will support 12 innovative projects aimed at tackling drug and alcohol misuse around the country. These new health initiatives reflect regional priorities agreed between the HSE Community Health Organisations (CHOs) and the Drug and Alcohol Task Forces and ensure that resources are targeted at groups most in need. They will strengthen the implementation of the National Drugs Strategy, “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery”, where the focus is firmly on early harm reduction, responding to emerging trends and patterns of substance misuse, and improving access to services for people with complex needs.
Source: Department of Health, 17th September 2019