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MHLP Doctoral Student Invited to Present at the CDC

MHLP Doctoral Student Invited to Present at the CDC

Joshua T. Barnett, MHS, MA, ICCDP-Diplomate, a PhD Student in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, is invited by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to present to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in April. As part of a Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Responses grant, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, this presentation will encompass community-level strategies to prevent opioid overdose, implementation of harm reduction initiatives, and linkage to care strategies including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those with opioid use disorder (OUD). The CDC will provide technical assistance focused on rapid response and outbreak protocols to the opioid epidemic.