Boots on the Ground: Strategies to Decrease the Opioid Supply (register here)
Thursday, March 29 (11:30am - 1:00 pm)
The local burden of the opioid epidemic correlates strongly with the amount of opioids dispensed in a given community. This California Opioid Safetey Network webinar will be the first in our Boots on the Ground series with practical opioid safety strategies for local coalitions. We will look at the evidence behind key strategies for reducing the opioid supply, offer practical suggestions for putting them into practice, and hear from other coalitions who have seen success. The session will be moderated by our clinical lead, Dr. Matt Willis, who is a physician, county health officer, and co-founder of the RxSafeMarin opioid safety coalition.
3/26 and 3/30 Naloxone Webinar Series (webinar)
Part 1: Monday, March 26 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) (register here)
Part 2: Friday, March 30 (10:00 am - 11:30 am) (register here)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) Initiative has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition to offer a free, two-part webinar series around naloxone, presented by Eliza Wheeler. Part one of the series will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 (2:00 pm) and will concentrate on overdose education and naloxone distribution Part two of the series will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 (10:00 am) and will discuss how to implement naloxone distribution systems . Please register for one or both of the webinars by March 22, 2018. If you prefer to join an in-person naloxone training, the following full-day trainings are scheduled in these regions: Santa Cruz (March 20, 2018); San Diego (April 2018, date TBD); and Fresno (May 2018, date TBD). Additionally, if you are interested in hosting a live regional naloxone training in your community, please contact Elizabeth Jones at CDPH (Elizabeth.Jones@cdph.ca.gov).
4/16 Communicating for Impact: Framing Your Message (register here) Monday, April 16 (11:30am - 1:00 pm)
New research and polling data are shining light on how we can talk about opioid safety in ways that help us surmount apathy and stigma and strengthen support for our strategies. This California Opioid Safety Network webinar will offer a conceptual understanding of “framing,” and help you find the best language to engage your target audiences and move them to act. The presenters will ask you to reflect in real time on messaging that has already been drafted and refined.