Clinic earns national grant

Funds will help expand behavior services

— Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will soon expand its behavioral health services in Yakima County.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic $161,303.

HRSA awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations throughout the United States and its territories, which increases access to substance abuse and mental health services.

The expanded funding is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ five-point strategy to fight the nation-wide opioid epidemic.

The grant will help Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic support the expansion and integration of mental health and substance abuse access areas.

These services focus on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse in the primary care setting by increasing personnel, leveraging health information technology, and providing training.  Additional staff will be hired to provide in-person and tele-health behavioral health services for clinic sites, including Wapato and Pasco.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is currently recruiting for a Chemical Dependency Professional and a Behavioral Health


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