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Announcing 2023-2024 Anti-Stigma Initiative Sites


Addiction Policy Forum would like to introduce our Anti-Stigma Initiative Sites that have joined our efforts and are working hard within their communities to help minimize the harmful stigma surrounding addiction. Pilot sites in this initiative will play a vital role in increasing the general knowledge about addiction and correcting misinformation. The initiative measures the levels of stigma and identifies stereotypes and prejudice held by the participating sites or within their communities. 117 sites from 34 U.S. states and 3 international locations are included. Furthermore, more than 30 community service organizations, 30 treatment programs, 16 public health facilities, 11 hospitals, and 10 state/local government agencies are also a part of the initiative. We are excited to have each of these agencies join in and bring their efforts to the next level to help decrease the stigma around addiction within their communities. Please help us welcome and celebrate each of these sites' endeavors to bring change locally.


2023-2024 Anti-Stigma Sites Include:


CA 

  • Cathedral High School LA

  • Common Spirit Health

  • Inner-Tribal Treatment

  • Sacramento Department of Health Serviced

  • United Indian Health Services, Inc

CO

  • Midvalley Family Practice

CT

  • BHcare

  • State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

FL

  • Florida Harm Reduction Collective

  • Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance

  • Latino Recovery Advocacy, Inc

  • Lee County Board of County Commissioners

  • One Voice for Volusia

  • Palm Beach County Community HUB

  • SalusCare

  • The Recovery Village Palm Beach

GA

  • Cobb and Douglas Public Health

  • LivingProof Recovery

  • Right Relief Health

IA

  • Anawim Housing

  • Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition

IL

  • ECORN-MO (Ethnic Communities Opioid Response Network- Missouri)

  • Governors State University

  • Partnership for a Healthy Lee County

  • PEER Services, Inc

  • Rush University Medical Center

  • Stress and Trauma Treatment Center

IN

  • Addictions Coalition of Delaware County

  • Indiana Recovery Network

  • Upstream Prevention, Inc

KY

  • Voices of Hope, Lexington, Inc

MA

  • Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office

  • Power Forward, Inc

  • Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance

MD

  • ChrysantheMoms Inc

  • Frederick County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services

  • Garrett County Health Dept

  • University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc

ME

  • Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

  • Maine Reentry Network

MI

  • Arun Gupta MD PC

  • Cherry Health

MN

  • Wright County Health and Human Services

MO

  • St. Louis Laborers Organization

  • UMKC Institute for Human Development

MT

  • Flathead Harm Reduction Program

NC

  • Behavioral Health Foundation

  • Brunswick County Health Services

  • ECU Health

  • Robeson Rural Community Opioid Response Program

  • Surry County Office of Substance Abuse Recovery

  • UNC Chapel Hill, Student Wellness

NE

  • University of Nebraska Omaha

  • Women’s Empowering Life Line

NH

  • City of Manchester Health  Dept, NH

  • Community Action for Safe Teens

  • Dartmouth  College

  • Dartmouth Health, Population Health 

  • Elliot Hospital

  • Harbor Care Nashua, NH

  • New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences

NJ

  • Atlantic Prevention Resources

  • Colin’s Wish

  • Drug Demand Reduction Program of MoPH

  • Latino Ministers of NJ for Justice and NJ Center for Empowerment and Community Development

  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc

  • Ocean County College- Addiction Studies Program

  • Rutgers University- Dept of Emergency Medicine

  • RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

  • SHILO NJ A NJ NonProfit Corporation 

NM

  • Rio Grande ATP, Inc.

  • Rio Grande ATP, Inc.-non-profit 501c3

ND

  • Recovery Reinvented State of NDakota

NV

  • Black Wall Street Reno

NY

  • Columbia-Greene Addiction Coalition

  • Friends of Recovery- NY

  • Monroe County dept of public health- addiction services

OH

  • A1 Stigma Free Coalition

  • Alcohol, Drug addiction, and Mental health services board for Montgomery county

  • Center for Addiction Treatment

  • Community Overdose Action Team (COAT)

  • Crawford County Public Health

  • Hamilton County Public Health

  • Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & mental health services

  • Hope recovery community 

  • Inez place adult care

  • JoAnna house II Inc

  • Knox Public  Health

  • Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties

  • Ohio Association of Community Health Centers

  • Scioto Connect

  • Summit Recovery Hub

  • Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board

  • Tuscarawas County Health Dept

OK

  • Delaware County Community Partnership

OR

  • Project Nurture

PA

  • Clean Slate Centers

  • Gaudenzia Fulton County Outpatient

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Penn State Berks College

  • South Pittsburgh Opioid Action Coalition (SPOAC)

  • Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force 

TN

  • Behavioral Health Foundation

TX

  • Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol

  • Aliviane Inc

  • Center for Addiction Sciences and Therapeutics, University of TX Med

  • Houston Recovery Initiative

  • Moment of truth harm reduction

  • San Jacinto college

  • Texas tech university- center for collegiate recovery communities

VA

  • The partnership for Community Wellness

VT

  • Central Vermont Medical Center and the Central Vermont Prevention Coalition

  • Treatment Associates, Inc

WI

  • Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc

  • Kenosha County Behavioral Services

  • WI Dept of Corrections 

WV

  • Cabell County EMS/Huntington


International: 

  • Eswatini, Ministry of Health

  • Hong Kong China, MSc Student Addiction Studies

  • Kenya, Nyalenda Journey to Recovery





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