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Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing, School of Health and Medical Sciences, and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine recently received an interprofessional training grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, designed to expand patient access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

The Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health Interprofessional Medication-Assisted Treatment Training Program has been approved as a $404,905 commitment over three years. The project will be led by Kathleen Neville from the College of Nursing, Laura Goshko from the School of Health and Medical Sciences, and Stanley R. Terlecky from the School of Medicine, ensuring that all adult-gerontology nurse-practitioner, physician assistant, and physician students educated at the three schools will receive interprofessional didactic instruction and clinical supervision related to opioid use disorder and medication-assisted treatment plans.

Seton Hall University Dean Marie Foley tells, “Watching the opioid epidemic escalate and the devastation it creates to individuals, families and communities is heartbreaking. Being awarded this competitive grant and having the opportunity to hopefully make a difference by educating future health care providers to be able to prescribe medication-assisted treatment and to gain knowledge regarding the disease will be a most meaningful contribution.”

The project directors remain highly committed to their collaborate partnership to address the opioid epidemic in New Jersey. To learn more about Seton Hall University’s grant to help expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, visit here.

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