Center for Prevention Services Awarded Grant Funding from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Center for Prevention Services was selected to receive funding through Cardinal Innovations Healthcare's Community Reinvestment Initiative.
By: Center for Prevention Services
Center for Prevention Services Cardinal Innovation Grant
Center for Prevention Services Cardinal Innovation Grant
CORNELIUS, N.C. - July 13, 2018 - PRLog -- The Center for Prevention Services (CPS) is pleased to announce that we awarded funds through the Cardinal Innovations Community Reinvestment Initiative to address the growing opioid epidemic in the greater Charlotte area. CPS has been seeking additional funding opportunities to meet the rising demand for services in our community, while continuing to provide our full slate of existing programs.  We are very grateful for Cardinal's generous support.

Cardinal Innovations created the Community Reinvestment Initiative as a way to make stable, sustainable investments across its 20-county service area. Through this initiative, Cardinal Innovations asked organizations to submit proposals for programs that would improve health outcomes for its members with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders.

"The goal of this effort was to identify and fund high-impact projects in our communities," said Cardinal Innovations Chief Executive Officer Trey Sutten. "We could not have been more pleased with the number of responses and the broad range of requests we received from organizations throughout our geography. We received so many innovative proposals that we actually made the decision to go beyond our original commitment—funding more than $4 million in projects. It's an investment in our members, providers and communities that is right in line with our mission."

CPS offers FREE evidence-based substance use prevention programs for schools, summer camps, after school sites, faith-based and other community settings. Services provided are for pre-school youth through high school. CPS is also establishing programs that support individuals in recovery and individuals in active use who are seeking peer support to move toward treatment, recovery, and wellness. Prevention is a process that empowers individuals to meet life's challenges by creating and reinforcing healthy behaviors and lifestyles, which reduce risk that contributes to substance use disorders. CPS provides services in six counties, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Cabarrus, Davidson, Stanly, and Union.

About Center For Prevention Services
The Center for Prevention Services (CPS) ( is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to "promote healthy living and prevent addictions through integrated approaches to health." Since its founding in 1971, CPS has offered high quality, creative educational opportunities on prevention and healthy behavior related topics. In addition, the organization conducts accredited training's and maintains one of the nation's longest running longitudinal surveys relative to youth drug use, the Youth Drug Survey.

CPS is one of the oldest free-standing prevention agencies in the nation and has a history of defining prevention through community intervention and science-based educational programs.

About Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare provides access to Medicaid and state-funded benefits, providers and supports for more than 850,000 individuals with complex needs. Using a community-based model of care management, Cardinal Innovations seeks to improve the health and wellness of its members by collaborating with local providers and stakeholders. Recognized for operational excellence, innovative solutions and superior outcomes for members, as well as accuracy and speed of payments to providers and cost-effective funds management, Cardinal Innovations is a leading managed care organization proud to serve North Carolina's most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit

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