Syringe Services Programs in Rural, At-Risk Areas: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Regina LaBelle, JD, Public Affairs Strategist, LaBelle Strategies, Visiting Fellow, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy
Sean Allen, DrPH, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Moderator: Tom Valentino, Senior Editor, Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ANCC,CHES/MCHES,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
The consequences of the opioid epidemic (e.g., HIV and HCV outbreaks, overdose fatalities) have caused state and local governments to implement syringe services program in suburban and rural areas throughout the United States.
National experts will discuss the intertwined and synergistic roles policymakers, law enforcement, implementers of syringe service programs, and community stakeholders have in confronting the opioid epidemic and highlight opportunities and best practices for program implementation. Speakers also will highlight the guidebook developed for rural, at-risk areas that provides practical information on how to establish syringe services programs.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify how to establish a syringe services program in rural and suburban areas.
- Explain how to work with community members to establish a syringe services program.
- Apply evidence-based solutions to address the consequences of injection drug use in at-risk areas.