Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Application

  • Opioid Workforce Expansion Program

    The OWEP is designed to increase community access to practitioners trained in substance misuse screening, intervention and treatment services by increasing the numbers of SUD-prepared practitioners. By primarily targeting Appalachia, and the surrounding region, this program seeks to address the workforce capacity gap by providing stipends to students in the final practicum with agencies who are committed to meet the needs of those experiencing SUD. This program provides a stipend across two semesters for admitted students. Students must subsequently successfully complete their practicum at an approved agency, with SUD related experiences, and successfully complete two trainings, one related to telehealth and one related to substance misuse. Students may apply here.

    Questions to kaleabenner@uky.edu.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Statement of Interest in the OWEP, approximately 500 words, must include the following: • interest in working with substance and opioid use disorders • career plan related to substance abuse prevention and/or intervention • what strengths the student possesses that will support the identified career plan? What personal or professional aspects might pose potential challenges?
  • By submitting this application, if accepted, students commit to completing both the substance misuse and telehealth trainings that complement the practicum. Submission also indicates the student is in good standing with their program and the Graduate School.