DUBLIN, Ohio — The charitable arm of Cardinal Health is inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for grant funding to support local efforts to prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription medications.
The Cardinal Health Foundation said its grant program is intended to reduce the misuse or abuse of prescription medications by youth, adults and the elderly and will fund nonprofits in the United States and Puerto Rico that aim to increase awareness of the prescription drug abuse issue; increase knowledge of how to reduce access to prescription drugs and proper disposal and increase awareness of the consequences of misusing or abusing prescription medications. The grant allocations range from $5,000 to $15,000.
"This grant funding will empower grassroots initiatives to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse to a variety of audiences, so we can stop this deadly activity before it starts," said Jessica Lineberger, community relations manager for Cardinal Health.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit Cardinalhealth.com/community. The deadline for applications is May 11.