Conquering the Crisis: Fighting Substance Misuse in Alabama
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy will design, develop, evaluate, and host three interprofessional training programs for physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical services personnel, first responders, social workers, dentists, veterinarians, and community members. These programs will bring healthcare providers and community leaders together to (1) learn about drug misuse and abuse, (2) identify strategies to bridge the gap between pain management and drug diversion, (3) learn best practices in communication, and (4) discuss treatment solutions and resources available for those with drug addiction.
One program will occur in Birmingham, in Montgomery, and in Huntsville. These programs will advance attendees’ knowledge and abilities to prevent and address opioid misuse and addiction. Program development will build upon knowledge gained through evaluation of our programs previously funded by ADPH and ADECA.
Conference Dates & Locations:
February 22, 2019 in Birmingham at Hoover Met Complex
March 8, 2019 in Huntsville at Campus No. 805
March 29, 2019 in Montgomery at Frazer United Methodist Church
WHEREAS, funding for activities performed under this Grant was provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Prevention, Promotion and Support through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being Grant number 6 NU17CE924865-03, Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) on Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Overdose Supplemental Funding (93.136) for budget period 9/1/18 through 8/31/2019.
Last Updated: January 15, 2019