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Training and Resources for Addressing Opioid Misuse

NWCPHP's Northwest Public Health Training Center and the Public Health Learning Network have a variety of training materials and other resources for addressing the opioid epidemic.

NWCPHP’s Northwest Public Health Training Center and the Public Health Learning Network have a variety of training materials and other resources for addressing the opioid epidemic.

November 16, 2017

In late October, President Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged the nation’s struggle with opioid misuse as a “public health emergency.” While there is continuing debate about the degree of federal funds needed to help alleviate this crisis, NWCPHP’s Northwest Public Health Training Center and the Public Health Learning Network have a variety of no-cost training materials and other resources to support state, local, and tribal responses. Below is a collection of materials highlighting how public health professionals around the region and across the county are addressing this epidemic.

NWCPHP Resources

Webinars
Drug Use and Dignity: Exploring the Potential for Supervised Consumption Sites in King County, Washington
Members of the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force discuss implementing supervised consumption sites to address the health and social harms of substances.

Naloxone Distribution for Opioid Overdose Prevention
Leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic offer collaborative solutions and evidence-based interventions for supporting public health and safety.

Articles
Students Help Public Health and Safety Leaders Address Opioid Overdose in Rural Washington
Two public health students at the University of Washington explore the expanded use of naloxone in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

Gateway to Support: A Harm Reduction Approach to Opioid Use and Addiction
A public health student at the University of Washington helps the King County Heroin and Prescription Opioid Addiction Task Force make recommendations for supervised consumption sites in the area.

Tracking and Treating Opioid Addiction in Washington State
Washington State was among the first to recognize and respond to the rise in prescription painkiller overdose deaths.

Public Health Learning Network Training and Resources

Michigan Public Health Training Center
Medication Assisted Treatment: An Evidence-Based Treatment Option
Substance Use Disorders as a Public Health Issue
Holistic Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: MAT and Beyond
Topics in Pain Management: Public Health, Addiction, and Palliative Care

Rutgers University
Opiates: A State Sponsored Plague: Part 1 and Part 2

Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
The Opioid Epidemic: Trainings and Other Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Northwest Public Health Training Center is housed within the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health. It is one of ten regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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