As part of Pennsylvania’s Life Unites Us initiative to end the stigma surrounding opioid use disorder, the webinar “Life Unites Us: Race & Recovery” is being held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 23.
In this webinar, participants will learn about:
- Key data from SAMHSA’s 2019 report on race, treatment, and recovery;
- The specific barriers that hinder long-term recovery;
- DDAP’s action plan for recovery equity; and
- How you can help shatter these barriers and advocate for equitable recovery programs.
Register here for the webinar. Visit Life Unites Us for more information about the initiative.
Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities | Thursday, October 8, 2020
The Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities virtual summit has the following goals:
- Discuss advances in substance use prevention policy and strategies over the last five years in the context of national substance threats.
- Describe evidence-based practices, programs, and strategies for substance use prevention led by public safety and public health partnerships.
- Describe critical insights into implementing substance use prevention practices, programs, and strategies.
- Compare different methods for measuring the impact and value of prevention programs.
- Identify national, state, and local prevention resources available to all HIDTA communities.
Review the agenda and event flyer, and register today.
Naloxone Distribution Strategies Webinar Recording
Offered for Centralized Coordinating Entities (CCEs) and their partners, this webinar recording showcases real-world examples of community-based initiatives used by CCEs across Pennsylvania to increase availability of naloxone and prevent overdose deaths. Panelists also discuss how they have adjusted their naloxone distribution efforts in light of COVID-19. Learn more about PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program.
The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) recently announced that they will be offering an “Opioid 101” webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
This webinar will discuss the basics of opioid medications; what they are, how they work, and how substance use disorder is identified and treated. Additionally, the discussion will include current safe prescribing guidelines and alternative methods for managing chronic pain, information on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how naloxone works, and how individuals can obtain it.
The webinar presenters include: Jordan Lewis, PhD, Public Policy Research Analyst, William Penn Fellow, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Mr. Tim Rader, Chief, Training Section, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Ms. Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health; Mr. Jeff Geibel, Chief, Treatment Division, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
To participate in this webinar, individuals are required to register using this link. A confirmation email will be sent that includes additional information about the webinar.
Questions regarding this webinar should be directed to Edward Butler via email or phone at 717-214-3718.