Cardinal Health offers grants to prescription drug-abuse programs

Grants offered to locations around United States

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health's philanthropic division is offering grants to organizations for programs to prevent abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.

The Cardinal Health Foundation said it was inviting non-profits in 18 locations around the country, as well as Puerto Rico, to apply for grant funding. The announcement marks the fourth year of the foundation's Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse Prevention Grant Program.

The grant program will support initiatives that increase awareness of and willingness to openly discuss prescription drug abuse, increase knowledge about how to properly dispose of prescription drugs and increase knowledge about how to reduce unlawful access to them.

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be given to non-profits in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; central Ohio; Delaware; Denver; El Paso, Texas; Hudson, Wis.; Lakeland and Tampa, Fla.; LaVergne, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; Syracuse, N.Y., and northeast Queens in New York City; northern Chicago; Radcliff, Ky.; Seattle; St. Louis; Wheeling, W.Va.; and Puerto Rico.


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