NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention has hired on Ashley Brown as the newest Prevention Specialist on their team.

According to the center, Brown will be coordinating two new grants that the agency was recently awarded with funding from the New Jersey Department of Health, under the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

One of the grants, according to the center, address the use of opioid pain relievers for sports-related injuries  among youth athletes and the second focuses on alternative approaches to plain management in older adults.

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Brown currently holds her Bachelors in Public Health Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

She previously worked with the United for Prevention in Passaic County Coalition under AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America) and was recently a Demand Reduction Specialist with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.

“Ashley, with her many skills, will be a great asset in helping to attain the mission of the Center for Prevention and Counseling, which is to promote health, hope and recovery among all people by fostering a community in which individuals and families thrive,” said the center’s press release.

For more information about either of these new grants, call the Center for Prevention and Counseling at 973-383-4787.