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Working Together to Address Opioid Addiction: We are all part of the solution!

Presented by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Time: 11:30am (CST) to 2:30pm (CST)

DESCRIPTION:
Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States and demands our attention. It affects our lives, our communities, and our country, and our world. It affects all of us socially, emotionally, financially, professionally, physically, cognitively, and environmentally. Whether you work in a school, hospital, police department, health center, community center, shelter, or any other health or human service setting, there is a role that you or your organization can play to positively impact the opioid use epidemic. This webinar will explore such roles for your consideration.

OBJECTIVES

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Describe individual and organizational tactics to promote opioid use screening and abuse prevention.
  • Identify models of community partnerships that can be effective in reducing opioid abuse.

PARTICIPANTS: This webinar is designed for health care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings.

FACULTY: Renata J. Henry, M.Ed.
Ms. Henry has over 35 years of experience in behavioral health, serving in leadership positions in mental health, substance abuse, and state and county government. Currently she is Executive Director of the Danya Institute which operates the Central East Addictions Technology Transfer Center. Prior to joining Danya Institute in 2013, positions held include the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Disabilities with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health of Delaware Health and Social Services. Ms. Henry has provided national leadership in various capacities, including as a member of the Advisory Mental Health Council for the National Institutes of Health and SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services, and as President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Renata is the mother of two daughters and says they are her greatest achievement.

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