During this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Katie Strozyk and Noah Frank will summarize data regarding fentanyl overdose In Washington State. Katie, an Opioid Response Coordinator for Thurston County’s Public Health & Social Services, and Noah, a Drug User Health Epidemiologist from the Washington State Department of Health, will use data to help separate fact from fiction when it comes to fentanyl use and deaths caused by overdose. They will also examine local initiatives to address the overdose crisis, and explore options and opportunities for developing further programming.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore local and national data on fentanyl overdoses.
  • Address fentanyl facts, misconceptions and myths.
  • Understand local initiatives being used to address the overdose crisis

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners


Katie Strozyk, MPH
Opioid Response Coordinator, Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Noah Frank, MPH
Drug User Health Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health

Discussion Questions

  • What are the impacts of fentanyl use and overdose in Washington State and nationwide?
  • How are you connecting with people who use fentanyl in your community?
  • How is your agency expanding efforts to address the overdose crisis in your community?


Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

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Air Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Behavioral & Mental Health
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills