Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

Dr. Jay Poole  received new funding from Cone Health Foundation for the project “Harm Reduction Clinics.” Professor Fran Pearson and Dr. Kenneth Gruber and Dr. Kenneth Sills are co-principal investigators on the project.

According to the abstract, the project will see the continued cooperation between UNCG,  the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative (CSWEI), the Congregational Nurse Program (CNP) and Guilford County’s Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP) to respond to the opiate crisis. The project will enhance this collaboration and focus on counseling overdose survivors and others at risk of opiate overdose. This counseling will help overdose survivors and those at risk to seek substance use treatment or adopt harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk of overdose and other health impacts. Recipients of the counseling will also be directed towards getting primary care services.

Originally Published in Campus Weekly.

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