October 24, 2019

Police project wins $30,000 award from Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich

Post-Bulletin
by Jeff Kiger

Mayo Clinic is giving $30,000 to a Rochester Police project that helps people struggling with addiction as the winner of this year's Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award. The Police-Assisted Recovery project "seeks to find new pathways to help people stay out of jail and access drug treatment services." The Rochester Police Department, Zumbro Valley Health Center, Doc's Recovery House, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, EmPower CTC, and Olmsted County Adult Behavioral Health are all participating. The project was one of three finalists competing for Mayo Clinic grant dollars. After a Mayo Clinic committee whittled the non-profit applicants from 17 down to three, Mayo Clinic employees and the general public voted online to choose the final winner.

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Context: A law enforcement-led effort to help people struggling with drug addiction get on the path to sobriety will get a $30,000 boost.

The Police-Assisted Recovery project is the winner of theĀ Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award. The project was one of three finalists competing for grant dollars. Community members and Mayo Clinic staff cast a record number of votes to determine this year's winner.

You can read more about the award on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Heather Carlson Kehren

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