Broome County, NY introduced the Opioid Prevention Pilot Project Friday at the Broome County Health Department.

AmeriCorps members will partner with The Rural Health Network of South Central New York other organizations to connect addicts with services and educate the public on the dangers of opioid use.

Rural Health Network Executive Director Jack Salo says people living in remote areas may not know what services are available.

Four AmeriCorps program members will be enrolled for 6 months and will receive a Living Allowance Stipend for over $6,200 along with an educational award worth nearly $3,000.

SOURCE:, April 7, 2017