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It’s been about six months since the Trump administration declared a nation-wide public health emergency due to the opioid crisis, but many are wondering what’s changed.

Trump says federal leaders will roll out a policy plan in the next few weeks, and local advocates hope to see less talk, and more action. ​

‘Keep doing the good work’

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funneling over $7 million in federal money to Indiana healthcare centers to help revamp their facilities.

The grant is funded through the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund. The Indiana health centers receiving grant money are in Gary, Jeffersonville, Indianapolis, Portage, West Lafayette, Merrillville and Clinton.

Indiana’s Raphael Health Center CEO Dee Roudebush says they’ve been awarded $1 million.

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Four Indiana health centers will receive more than $1.5 million in federal funding to address heroin and opioid abuse.

The funds are part of a $95 million initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distributing funds to federally-recognized clinics called health centers.

Julia Wernz is the Director of Behavioral Health at Valley Professionals Community Health Center near Terre Haute, which is getting $406 thousand.

Just Days Left To Sign Up For Marketplace Insurance

Feb 9, 2015
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The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for a Marketplace insurance plan.

Feb. 15 is the last day for enrollment for 2015 coverage.

Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the Department of Health and Human Services, says more than 174,000 Hoosiers have signed up so far at, and the majority have received financial assistance.