Sun Newspapers announce scholarships for health-care workers

Gloucester County health care professionals have the opportunity to receive free scholarships from the county prosecutor’s office to take a state-mandated continuing medical education course provided by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The webinar, titled “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids,” is designed to educate a wide range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and medical students.

The PDFNJ course is in response to New Jersey’s 2017 opioid legislation which requires providers to discuss opioid risks and alternative pain management options with patients. The collaborative program also involves Cumberland and Salem counties and features input from medical, law enforcement, and legal experts discussing the impact of the opioid epidemic on New Jersey.

Christine Hoffman, the county’s Acting Prosecutor, referred to the partnership between law enforcement and the medical community as a “natural intersection” and highlighted the importance of PDFNJ as an ally in the ongoing battle against opioid abuse in Gloucester. The accredited online course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the latest pain management and opioid prescribing knowledge to reduce opioid misuse and provide informed patient care.

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship or learn more about the accredited curriculum visit

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