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February 19, 2019

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ONU’s mobile clinic given $100,000 grant to fight drug abuse

From Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation RxPrescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education

Ohio Northern University will use a mobile clinic to address substance misuse and behavioral health concerns thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation RxPrescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant.

The project will use a proven innovative model to employ an existing mobile clinic using a multidisciplinary team of student health care providers under the supervision of licensed professionals to address the problems of substance abuse, its leading cause, behavioral health concerns.

“Thanks to this impactful support from Cardinal Health, we will provide an entry point into the health care system for people who are at risk for substance misuse as well as those with behavioral health concerns among the medically underserved of Hardin County and portions of Allen and Hancock counties,” said Dr. Steven J. Martin, dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy. “These are rural communities with significant poverty and barriers to health care access.”