Mashpees Use Federal Grant to Craft Addiction Plan | WCAI

Mashpees Use Federal Grant to Craft Addiction Plan

Feb 25, 2016

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is using a 5-year federal Health and Human Services grant to develop a strategic plan to tackle addiction issues among its members. The work includes gathering data though detailed community assessments that gauge what people are thinking, doing, and feeling about addiction and other health issues.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe members raise a flag last year after receiving word that tribal land will be placed in federal trust. The tribe is now using federal dollars to help address addiction.
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WCAI's Kathryn Eident spoke with Hope Shwom, tribal action plan coordinator for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, to learn more.