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A Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis

February 26, 2019. This one-hour webinar reviews how public health professionals can take a lead in preventing opioid misuse.

Quick Facts

Topics: Behavioral & Mental Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, explores how public health professionals can take a lead in preventing opioid misuse. This presentation is part two of a two-part series exploring systems thinking and public health. Watch part one.

Air date: February 26, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

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Learning Objectives

  • Explore how to apply systems thinking methods to analyze the opioid crisis.
  • Describe public health’s role in addressing substance misuse and addiction at the community versus the client or clinical level.
  • Review how to apply a comprehensive, cross-sector approach to the opioid crisis at the local and state levels.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; leaders developing or implementing substance misuse and prevention plans

Slides and Resources

  • Slides | Slide handout (3 slides per page) (available immediately before the session)

Quick Facts

Topics: Behavioral & Mental Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenter

Michael Fraser, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Discussion Questions

  1. What elements of a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis has your agency adopted? Where do you see increased opportunities in the future?
  2. What barriers do you experience in your agency when taking a systems-thinking approach to the opioid crisis? How can you overcome them?
  3. What success has your agency had in addressing adverse childhood experiences? How is your agency leading or supporting efforts to prevent them in your jurisdiction?

Competencies

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