ResearchProjects

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
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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