About the Project
In association with the North Carolina Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center is in Year 2 of a multi-state overdose prevention initiative. This initiative will connect harm reduction practitioners from Central Appalachia in order to build a network for peers to share their knowledge and expertise with each other. Through this project, we plan to create a learning network. The learning network will support harm reduction work in communities across Central Appalachia, including grassroots community groups and public health practitioners, to identify successful strategies for addressing the challenges presented by the opioid overdose epidemic.
This initiative is a CDC-funded peer-to-peer project under the Overdose Data to Action three-year grant received by North Carolina.