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Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care-S) Fellowship Program

The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care-S) Fellowship program will increase the number of graduates who receive training and experience to integrate behavioral health into primary care and opioid use disorder and substance use disorder treatment, including medicated-assisted treatment. Further, fellows will have the knowledge and skills to qualify them for employment to integrate care in inter-professional settings with vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas. 

This two year program will train 20 students who demonstrate a commitment to work with individuals with substance use disorder in an integrative care setting. Training will include identification, knowledge and experience in prevention and clinical interventions in evidence-based practices and interdisciplinary practice.

Selected students will:

  • receive a $10,000 stipends for completing an internship in an integrative care setting.
  • receive specific experience and training in; advanced courses on substance abuse, evidence-based practice interventions, and inter-professional skills
  • will complete a PRI-Care-S Capstone Project on integrative health and substance use disorder
  • receive internship experiences working with families, primary care and inter-professional teams, and substance use disorders.
  • upon completion of the internship, the student will be placed in career positions working with individuals with a substance abuse disorder in an integrative care setting
  • receive career and professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in mentorship programs upon graduation. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Shauna Acquavita at 513.556.4619 or

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School of Social Work
1515 French Hall
PO Box 210108
Cincinnati OH 45221-0108
Phone: 513-556-4615
Fax: 513-556-2077

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