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REPRESENTING THEIR UPCOMING WEBINAR:

RURAL RESPONSES TO OPIOID USE FROM A NONPROFIT PERSPECTIVE
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JANUARY 10TH, 2024 
AT 12:00 PM PT

Mainstream media portrayals of rural America tend to focus on themes of political conservatism, lack of resources, and exodus of younger adults. But these stereotypes miss innovative work happening in rural areas, and a long-standing capacity among community building and collaboration around important issues like public health. This presentation will provide examples of rural-based care and responses to the opioid crisis in Southeast Washington, from staff of an independent nonprofit. Public-private partnerships, state and federal grant funding, volunteerism, and mobile-based services will be examined for their utility across a few different models of care.

Objectives:

  • Identify service strategies available to rural health care providers

  • Enumerate benefits of a harm reduction approach in rural areas

  • Articulate funding structures and opportunities to diversify funding support of rural-prioritized health care services

REPRESENTING THEIR UPCOMING WEBINAR:

INCREASING ACCESS POINTS THROUGH INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2023 
AT 12:00 PM PT

Access to OUD/SUD and associated supportive services can be challenging and often problematic due to the stigma associated with existing practice.  Community pharmacies represent an untapped resource to expand entry points, decrease delays in treatment, enhance collaboration among providers, and increase support for patients.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state of OUD/SUD services including detox, MAT, recovery and harm reduction strategies in the region.

  • Identify at least 3 barriers that currently exist (Access points, provider shortage, stigma, no standard workflows)

  • Illustrate the untapped potential in community pharmacies based on recent legislation and scope of practice

  • Provide innovative examples of how community pharmacies are engaging in OUD/SUD services

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