Sara Smith, MA, CHES is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with over 9 years’ experience working in Health Education. She is currently the Communication Consultant with the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB), where she coordinates and manages communication efforts that pertain to overdose prevention implementation. Ms. Smith received her master’s degree in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University and Undergraduate Degree in Health Promotion from the State University of New York at Oswego.