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ORAU awarded contract to help raise awareness of National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center

ORAU has been contracted by National Association of County and City Health Officials to provide communication and marketing services to help raise awareness of the National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center.

The National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center provides free help to anyone in the country providing (or planning to provide) harm reduction services to their community. This may include syringe services programs, health departments, programs providing treatment for substance use disorder, as well as prevention and recovery programs. The goal of NHRTAC is to improve the capacity and performance of harm reduction programs throughout the United States by ensuring access to high-quality, comprehensive technical assistance. The NHRTAC is delivered in partnership with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

“ORAU is superbly qualified for this opportunity based on our extensive experience implementing health communication and marketing projects aimed at improving the lives of people and communities impacted by substance use,” said Jeff Miller, Ph.D., ORAU senior vice president and director of ORAU Government Services. “Working with NACCHO to raise awareness of the NHRTAC leverages our expertise in harm reduction, and health communication and marketing to support federal government, state and local health departments, and community-based organizations in enhancing harm reduction programming.”

About ORAU

ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides science, health and workforce solutions that address national priorities and serve the public interest. Through our specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions and help advance their missions. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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