Opioid Workforce Expansion Program

The purpose of the OWEP grant is to enhance community-based experiential training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery services. In 2019, the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy (CMFT), in collaboration with the Hahn School of Nursing (HSON), was awarded an OWEP grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), allowing Project TeamUP to expand its work. Students participating in this track of Project TeamUP work to contribute to the expansion and improvement of direct access to quality treatment while also working to foster an integrated and/or interprofessional approach to address OUD and other SUD treatment, emphasizing the role of the family and lived experience of the consumer through academic, community and non-traditional community organization partnerships.