Opioid Prevention 2.0: Innovative Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Trends
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Shai Fuxman, EdD, Senior Research Scientist, Education Development Center
Corey Davis, JD, MSPH, EMT-B, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law
Gary Langis, Technical Assistance Specialist, Education Development Center/MassTAPP
Karina Forrest-Perkins, MHR, LADC, Chief Executive Officer, The Wayside House, Inc.
Moderator: Dale Stephenson, PhD, CIH, Dean, College of Health Professions, Northern Kentucky University
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ANCC,APA,CHES/MCHES,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
Recent prevention efforts have focused on the distribution of naloxone to prevent fatal opioid overdoses. While these efforts help reduce overdose deaths, the negative impact of opioid misuse continues to plague people who use opioids and their families.
A group of experts will discuss predicted trends and innovative strategies — that move beyond prevention of fatal overdose with naloxone — that states and communities can implement to stay ahead of these challenges. The following prevention approaches will be explained: psycho-educational family-based interventions designed to prevent adverse childhood experiences including trauma associated with parental substance use disorders; improvements in public health surveillance and response; and the “knock and talk” approach to providing current users knowledge and resources to reduce the risk of overdoses. The presenters will discuss how these innovative strategies can augment current prevention efforts with a focus on addressing emerging trends and improving health outcomes for opioid users and their families.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify emerging opioid misuse trends and their potential impact on the U.S. population.
- Explain three innovative prevention efforts that directly address emerging opioid misuse trends.
- Identify the benefits associated with the implementation of innovative prevention efforts.