Evaluation of a Community-Based Education, Navigation, and Support (CENS) Intervention to Reduce Opioid-Related Harms Among Military Veterans
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2021 - July 2026
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Alex
Principal Investigator: Elliott, Luther

This culturally-tailored intervention study has the potential to markedly improve the standards of overdose and HIV/HCV prevention among at-risk veterans. Peer-led interventions for substance use disorders have proven effective at reaching stigmatized, at-risk populations, and this intervention contributes to the evidence base for remediating the health impacts of opioid use by advancing a tripartite (education, navigation, and support) protocol to reduce risks.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Bennett AS, Guarino H, Britton PC, O'Brien-Mazza D, Cook SH, Taveras F, Cortez J, Elliott L (2022).
U.S. military veterans and the opioid overdose crisis: A review of risk factors and prevention efforts
Annals of Medicine, 54 (1), 1826-1838. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2022.2092896. PMCID: PMC9262363.