Join NEPHTC’s webinars November 20, 2018 and December 4, 2018, both at 12:00 noon EST, to learn about the opioid epidemic, its impact on communities and special populations, and how Community Health Workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder. The 2 webinar series is called “Engagement, Education, Resources and Empowerment: The Essential Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic” Webinars 1 and 2.
To join the first webinar, register here: http://www.nephtc.org/enrol/index.php?id=88
To join the second webinar, register here: http://www.nephtc.org/enrol/index.php?id=89
This two-part webinar series will provide:
- An overview of the opioid epidemic, both at a federal and state-level, focusing on origins and trends related to opioid use disorder and opioid overdose.
- Discussion of the impact of the opioid epidemic on communities and special populations, including any emerging health disparities.
- Education on how opioid use disorder can affect other health and social conditions
What you’ll learn
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose and its impact on our region.
- Understand how opioid use disorder impacts the health of a community.
- Describe 3 ways that community health workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder.
Subject matter expert for webinar 1 is: Dr. Robert Roose, Chief, Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services, Trinity Health of New England.
Subject matter experts for webinar 2 are: Dr. Roose, Haner Hernanze, PhD, CPS, CADC II, LADC I, and Alberto Cotto, Prevention and Navigator Coordinator and Community Health Worker, Hamden County.