Local Medical Community Participating in NIH Sponsored Opioid Project


The Ohio Health Physicians Group Heritage College and Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital are participating in a national study called “Healing Communities” sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Athens is one of 67 communities across the country selected for this project.

The goal of the study is to “reduce opioid related overdoses by 40 percent over three years says the NIH website.