As the opioid crisis worsens and evolves, practitioners across the community are looking for effective ways to address this public health emergency. This unique, two-part professional development opportunity offers practitioners a foundational online course on promising strategies to prevent opioid overdose combined with an interactive webinar that focuses on the value of a comprehensive prevention approach.
Opioid Overdose Prevention: Understanding the Basics is a 5-hour, self-paced course that through a combination of text, video, and interactive exercises explores:
- The current scope of the opioid crisis in the United States;
- Factors associated with opioid overdose;
- Strategies to reduce overdose risk and overdose-related death and disability; and
- Characteristics and benefits of a comprehensive prevention approach.
Participants who register for the online course by Jan. 15 will be invited to participate in the virtual roundtable 'What Is a Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Overdose Prevention?' scheduled for Jan. 24, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m. EST. Join Gary Langis, founding member of the New England Prevention Alliance, and Alejandro Rivero, program manager for the Prevention Department at Bay State Community Services and program director of Impact Quincy, in a rich discussion of their experiences partnering with communities to design and implement comprehensive prevention efforts.
Space is limited so register now at http://psonline.edc.org
Participants will be provided roundtable access information following course registration.
Learn more at https://preventionsolutions.edc.org/sites/default/files/2019-01/PS-Opioid_Roundtable.Flyer_.pdf
Questions? Contact Jess Goldberg.