Harm Reduction Training and Capacity Building for the Overdose Response Network

University of Missouri–Kansas City

Project Years: 2023

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is a contractor for the Opioid Response Network (ORN), a national SAMHSA-funded project providing technical assistance to anyone addressing substance use disorder. UMKC requested Facente Consulting’s support with providing training and technical assistance (TA) to ORN and its partner organizations across the country, focusing on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment and recovery to further their capacity to respond to harm reduction-related requests.

Facente Consulting provided a series of virtual trainings on the Foundations of Harm Reduction to this emerging network of TA providers and technology transfer specialists. The project kicked off with a presentation on harm reduction and stigma as part of a panel at an ORN internal summit in May 2023 in Providence, RI. Facente Consulting is providing this subject matter expertise to deepen the breadth and depth of technical assistance providers across the country are able to offer to organizations.