Center for Harm Reduction Education, Training and Research in Northern New Jersey
Funded by: Vital Strategies Foundation
Project dates: July 2022 - July 2024
Principal Investigator: Spiegel, Svetlana

The Montclair State University (MSU) harm reduction initiative is aimed at evaluating and addressing substance use treatment and harm reduction-related needs and gaps in the northern New Jersey region and beyond.

Project activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and implementing a needs assessment of harm reduction-related resources and gaps
  • Creating and implementing a harm reduction certificate for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the field, as well as current professionals
  • Creating and piloting continuing education courses on opioid use and harm reduction for various service providers
  • Community mobilization and media engagement activities designed to reduce stigma and improve stakeholders` support for the expansion of harm reduction services