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AASWSW Fellow Dr. Nabila El-Bassel Receives $86 Million Federal Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

April 22, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are off for this post

AASWSW Fellow Dr. Nabila El-Bassel, University Professor and the Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work, and her colleagues, have received an $86 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to reduce opioid deaths across New York State.

Columbia’s School of Social Work, along with partner universities, will work in 15 counties across New York State to address the opioid epidemic. “We are planning a rapid public health response to the current opioid epidemic in New York State, focusing on policy and system changes by working with the criminal justice system, health care organizations, emergency rooms, schools, and drug treatment programs,” Dr. El-Bassel said.

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