Rural Health & Safety Education: Combating Opioids

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series "Combating Opioids" is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.*  To join any of the webinars, go to: https://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd1/ - Log in as a "Guest" (type your first and last name) and "enter room".   To facilitate Q&A's, participants will use the Chat Function.  All webinars will be recorded and will be posted 2-3 days after the presentation date.

If you have never used Adobe Connect on your computer, use the "test connection" link: https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm in advance.

Objective of this webinar series is to:

  • Share information and best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase professional capacity to engage in health leadership in rural counties
  • Increase access to new ideas and technologies related to opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase public health knowledge and engage in health system
  • Increase health literacy of opioid misuse or abuse in rural counties

Upcoming Webinars

Demand-side Factors Influencing Endemic Drug Use in America
September 25, 2018 @ 2:00 PM-EST
Presented by Michael Betz, The Ohio State University

Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here
December 7, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Presented by Sam Quinones, Journalist and Author

Archived Webinars (Recordings and Presentations)

Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic (6/19/18)
Presented by: Michael Brumage (West Virginia University)
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Resources noted:
What's Your ACE Score? Take the Quiz
State of Indiana has a stigma reduction campaign called Know the O Facts

More than Opioids: The Social Determinants of Drug Overdose and Related Despair in Rural and Small City America

Presented by: Shannon M Monnat (Syracuse University)
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Recognition and Stigma in Prescription Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse (1/17/18)
Presented by: Robert Shupp and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Resources noted in webinar chat:
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/
http://healthbench.info
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/community_behavioral_health
https://www.facebook.com/officialrecoveryisbeautiful/
https://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities (12/5/17)
Presented by: Michelle Sybesma, Parkdale Center for Professionals
Recorded presentation
Presentation

 *This work is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant opportunity #: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-006360)

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