Administrator Meets West Coast Regional Staff & Grantees

Dr. George Sigounas met with HRSA Region 9 staff in as part of a west coast swing that took him from Seattle to San Francisco to discuss the opioid crisis with Office of Regional Operations staff, grantees and prospective grant applicants.
Dr. George Sigounas met with HRSA Region 9 staff in August as part of a west coast swing that took him from Seattle to San Francisco to discuss the opioid crisis with Office of Regional Operations staff, grantees and prospective grant applicants.

 

Dr. Sigounas, addressing the Region 10 Opioid Response Learning Collaborative in Seattle on Aug. 1 Participants included 43 regional and state health officials, tribal elders, Primary Care Association and State Medicaid representatives, the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials and behavioral health leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

"Over the last two years, HRSA has invested significantly in organizations across the country to respond to the care and treatment needs of individuals with opioid use disorder. Many of our programs, including the Health Center Program and various rural health and workforce initiatives, are at the front lines ... This gathering presents an opportunity for Federal, State, and Tribal health leaders to strategize how to leverage our expertise and resources to better respond to the opioid crisis in this region and across the nation."

– Dr. Sigounas, addressing the Region 10 Opioid Response Learning Collaborative in Seattle in August. Participants included 43 regional and state health officials, tribal elders, Primary Care Association and State Medicaid representatives, the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials and behavioral health leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

 

Center: Dr. Eddie Chan, President and CEO North East Medical Services, with Dr. Sigounas and Special Assistant Carla Haddad (OA) and health center staff.  North East serves an extraordinary 66,000 patients across 12 sites in San Francisco — offering medical, dental, mental health and substance use disorder services — and has received $175,000 in HRSA funding to increase mental health and addiction counseling.
Center: Dr. Eddie Chan, President and CEO North East Medical Services, with Dr. Sigounas and Policy Advisor Carla Haddad (HRSA) and health center staff. North East serves an extraordinary 66,000 patients across 12 sites in San Francisco -- offering medical, dental, mental health and substance use disorder services — and has received $175,000 in HRSA funding to increase mental health and addiction counseling.

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2018