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Program Details

Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals

Sponsor: HRSA
Internal Deadline: 03/15/2019
Institutional Submission Limit: 1
Sponsor Deadline: 05/07/2019
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The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to build upon existing HRSA investments to enhance community-based experiential training focused on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUD) for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. The OWEP Professionals program will train behavioral health professionals in the provision of OUD and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high need and high demand areas. Special focus is on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.

The OWEP Professionals program is designed to foster an integrated and/or interprofessional approach to training through academic and community partnerships for increasing the number of professionals trained to transform integrated behavioral health and primary care teams as well as to effectively prevent and treat OUD and other SUD in community-based practices.

Current BWHET recipients are preferred applicants. Please submit a one page abstract and an NIH biosketch to Richard White ( by March 15, 2019.

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