January 8, 2017
***California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) Initiative – PDOP has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition to offer a free, two-part webinar series around naloxone, presented by Eliza Wheeler. Part one of the series will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (10:00am PST) and will concentrate on overdose education and naloxone distribution. Part two of the series will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (1:30pm PST) and will discuss how to implement naloxone distribution systems. All are welcome to attend! See the attached flier for further details.
***Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury and Violence: January 18, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now Join us on to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on the injury deaths leading health indicator, with an emphasis on preventing poisoning deaths and opioid overdoses. You’ll also learn how Project Lazarus, our featured community organization, is reducing overdose mortality rates through a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.
***Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Thursday, January 18, 2018: 12:00 pm Mountain, 2:00 pm Eastern
The opioid epidemic is an ongoing problem in rural areas. Rural youth, young adults, women experiencing domestic violence, and people living in states with large rural populations suffer from higher rates of opioid use than their urban counterparts. Opioid overdose deaths are growing faster in rural counties than urban counties. This presentation by John Gale, MS, of the University of Southern Maine focuses on a wide range of strategies that communities can use to combat the opioid problem. In particular, it will discuss cost-effective, evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs that have been successfully implemented in rural communities. It will conclude by describing community organizing strategies to engage a wide range of local stakeholders to reduce the burden of opioid use. The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 1,500 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.
Questions? Contact: Brenda Haugen, Rural Health Research Gateway.email@example.com
- Dial-in Number: 888.603.9072
- Participant Passcode: 2245841