April 17, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EST – This is the fifth webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. Local communities are organizing to battle opioid use disorder, based on the growing understanding that addiction and treatment happen at the community level. Successful efforts include tracking spikes in opioid use, effectively targeting high-burden areas, conducting community-based research on needs and resources, and deploying community-based resources in a meaningful and coordinated fashion.
During this webinar, HMA public health, prevention, and research experts will explore how to activate local communities in the battle to prevent the rise of opioid use disorder and how to respond to the needs of community members for wraparound services. Speakers will also address how the engagement of those most impacted by opioids can improve the availability and effectiveness of recovery and prevention options and solutions.