Pennsylvania Administration Announces $18 Million in Funding to Help Substance Use Disorder Workers with Student Loan Debt

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro and the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced that $18 million is available through the substance use disorder (SUD) student loan repayment program to assist practitioners within the SUD treatment, prevention, case management and recovery support services workforce. High rates of turnover and shortages of healthcare professionals have placed increased pressure on employee recruitment and retention.

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More information will be available in a Q&A document the administration is composing that will be posted to the DDAP website by Feb. 16 at noon.