Oklahoma School Receives Anti-Opioid Abuse Funding
(July 11, 2019)
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College has new grant funding for opioid prevention efforts. According to The Joplin Globe, the school has received the $54,000 State Opioid Response Higher Education Community Outreach Grant. This will train faculty and students to respond to their communities’ opioid use through a team: a project coordinator, professional counselor, and student assistants. Together this group will assist those suffering from opioid abuse.
The school also received another $15,000 from the state to study opioid abuse in Native American populations. This research partners NEO with Meharry Medical College as part of the health group ImPACT Consortium. All these plans support the university’s mission of community assistance. “NEO remains committed to the overall well-being of our faculty, staff, and students and is eager to work with our partners to address the challenges associated with opioid abuse,” said President Jeff Hale.