Opioid Training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and other healthcare professionals will be held on May 1, 2019 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at Senior Connection Center located at 8928 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. Registration begins at 8:00am. The program will start promptly at 8:30am.
There is no cost to attend this training, which is being provided by Gulfcoast North AHEC and Gulfcoast South AHEC in collaboration with the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition (FCHWC). The purpose of this training is to raise awareness of substance use disorders (SUDs) and increase engagement within the community regarding recognition of opioid abuse, overdose prevention, and safe disposal of prescription drugs. Vaping and Hookah Smoking will be covered as well.
The training will include the following topics presented by the following individuals.
- “Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy” – Dr. Jason Fields
- “Opioid Awareness: Signs of Misuse & Overdose Prevention” – Joan Dixon
- “Narcan: An Opioid Antagonist”– Jason Evans
- “Vaping and Hookah Smoking: Emerging Trends” – Dr. Mary P. Martinasek
- “Community Resources for those Affected by the Opioid Epidemic” – Panel
Any person who identifies as a CHW or a healthcare professional is welcome to attend this event. A CHW is defined as a frontline health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a link between services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
This training serves as the Southwest Regional Symposium for CHWs. Continuing education hours and credits will be provided, along with light breakfast, snacks, and lunch. To register, visit the Eventbrite page at https://chwc-swregion-training-may2019.eventbrite.com.Registration closes on April 24th. For further information, please contact Jamie Baker-Douglin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.