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Below is a list of partners who help power the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery.


The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $2 million to establish The Ohio State University Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD).

“We are immensely grateful for the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation,” said John D. Clapp, Director of HECAOD. “In addition to working quickly to provide colleges and universities across the nation model prevention programs that include variations of the SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – model, we will work diligently to get college alcohol and drug issues back on the national agenda. The resurrection of this critically important center would not have been possible without Conrad N. Hilton Foundation support.”

“It is well established that substance use on college campuses leads to a number of negative outcomes and can interfere with the academic success of students,” said Steven M. Hilton, Chairman, President & CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “We are pleased to support the launch of a new national center to ensure colleges and universities across the country are equipped with the information and resources they need to support prevention, early intervention and recovery.”

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, distributing $100 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2014. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.5 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.

Educational resources for prescription drug misuse prevention are provided for use with elementary students, teens, college students, other adults in the community, and seniors in partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation.

The College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University established Generation Rx in 2007 to develop educational resources for medication safety and prescription drug misuse prevention.

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a supportive community and specific programming to support students in recovery in their pursuit to meet academic, personal and professional goals for the purpose of enhancing their quality of life and maintaining long-term recovery. The CRC is a program offered by the Student Life Student Wellness Center.

The Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international programs that improve health care quality and build healthy communities.  The Cardinal Health Foundation also offers grants to encourage employee service to the community and works through international agencies to donate much-needed medical supplies and funding to those who need them in times of disaster.

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