navigating a changing public health landscape
2020 Substance Use Disorder Statewide Conference
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The SUD Conference is moving to a virtual event this year! Attendees will be convening on for a full day of inspiration and education. Click here for the updated agenda. Registration and CEUs will be complimentary!
Trauma Informed Communities: How Trauma Impacts Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Response to COVID-19
Original Webcast: April 22, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Trauma is a public health crisis that is felt in our communities. As the world goes through the collective trauma of COVID-19, it has never been more important to understand trauma and how we can heal from it. This workshop discusses the neurobiology of trauma, community trauma and inherent community resilience, how COVID-19 is impacting our levels of toxic stress, and how we can take tangible steps to heal ourselves individually and transform our organizations into trauma-responsive agencies. Recording and Resources
Harm reduction and COVID-19: How to Adapt Your Community Strategies
Original Webcast: Wednesday April 29, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
This webinar features Savannah O’Neill from the Harm Reduction Coalition who addresses the impact of COVID-19 on people who use drugs, how to adapt your local programs, and available resources. Recording and Resources
Adapting Your Coalition in the Era of COVID-19: Change Management Strategies
Original Webcast Thursday May 7, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Local opioid safety coalitions are at an inflection point. Many members are diverted to the COVID-19 response, and the stay-at-home orders have shifted our priorities, how we do our work, and the way in which we work together. This session offers insights into how to think about the current moment as a way forward for your coalition. We offer strategies for managing change, and generate discussion on how to adapt your coalition in light of this shifting environment. Recording and Resources
Colliding Crises: Using Persuasive Narratives to Tell The Story of Overdose Prevention under COVID-1
Original Webcast Thursday, June 18, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
People struggling with addiction are one of the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will introduce you to powerful communication strategies to help focus attention on how COVID-19 is affecting your community. We’ll discuss how to use persuasive narratives to break through the clutter. By simultaneously humanizing this crisis and offering solutions, you can engage audiences who might otherwise ignore this reality or not see their role in helping address this challenge. Recording and Resources
Changes in regulations: 3/31/2020 - DEA Guidance for telephone initiated Buprenorphine
COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs — developed by Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Harm Reduction Coalition, and Vital Strategies.
The California Hub and Spoke project also offers direct consultation and technical assistance to address any questions about prescribing MAT to your patients. Submit a request here.