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Our HRSA Grant

The Rutgers Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, and Social Work is building New Jersey’s capacity to address opioid use/substance use disorders treatment for the vulnerable and under-served communities within Atlantic, Camden, Essex, and Mercer counties by providing enhanced training of diverse health professionals students through inter-professional education (IPE) that will foster collaborative, culturally competent, clinical practice.


The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers School of Health Professions is a leader in psychiatric rehabilitation education, having pioneered some of the first degree-granting psych rehab programs in the nation.

Program Leadership

Tameika Minor, PhD

Project Director
Tameika Minor

Annette Backs, PhD

Project Co-Director
Annette Backs


Training Sites

The experiential training sites that have committed to host students for this project are as follows:


Community Partners

The following community partners will be a part of the Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP) implemented in this project. These sites will not host students; however, they will add their expertise in OUD/SUD, mental health, and integrated care. The community partners are also important in sustainability of the project and student recruitment post-graduation.