Prescriber Education


A Dashboard of Opioid-Related Data and Information

Kelly E. Levy
Acting Director

Prescriber Education and Prevention

NJ CARES is regularly engaged in outreach initiatives to raise awareness of addiction, medications for opioid use disorder, overdose, and resources. NJ CARES is committed to providing continuing professional education for prescribers, mental health professionals and other healthcare professionals, and the community, in the area of opioid prescription drugs and the impact of the opioid crisis. In collaboration with the Rowan Osteopathic School of Medicine, since 2019, we have been offering standardized, evidence-based online continuing education on opioids at a very low cost or no cost, including best practices in opioid prescribing and alternatives to pain management, treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, and understanding racial disparities in access to pain management.   For more information on available learning opportunities and/or to register to view a module or podcast, visit:

We have also expanded outreach efforts to the public, including health care professionals, teaming up with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to create a series of free virtual webinars open to the public that cover a range of topics, including the impact and risks of opioids for athletes, childhood trauma and substance abuse, and the intersection of race and opioids.  These programs have been attended by thousands of viewers and often provide an opportunity for health care professionals to receive continuing education credits.  For more information on upcoming webinars and/or to view a recording of a past webinar, please visit:

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