Opioid Data for Local Governments in North Carolina

This webinar introduces the role of data in addressing complex societal problems such as the opioid crisis, explores the sources of opioid data available to local governments from the State of North Carolina, and highlights how Henderson County is using data in its response to the opioid crisis. Recorded October 10, 2018.

Speakers

  • Mary Beth Cox, Substance Use Epidemiologist, NCDHHS Division of Public Health
  • Stacy Taylor, Health Education Director, Henderson County Public Health
  • Moderator: Adam Lovelady Associate Professor, UNC School of Government

View. Access the recording here and the slides here.

Additional Resources on Data

 

Expanding Treatment Options

This webinar provides an introduction to treatment options for opioid use disorder, including medication-assisted treatment, and the webinar will explore efforts in communities in Lenoir County and Wilkes County to expand and improve treatment options. Recorded June 20, 2019.

Speakers

  • MeLane Childress Barber, Clinic Director, Wilkesboro CTC
  • Alex Gertner, Injury and Violence Prevention Fellow, MD/PhD Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Brandy Harrell, Director of Behavioral Health, Kinston Community Health Center, Inc.,
  • Chris Smith, Director of Nursing, PORT Health
  • Moderator: Mark Botts, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

View. Access the recording here and the slides here.

Additional Resources on Treatment

  • Click HERE to learn more about the science of addition from Shatterproof, which is an organization that works to increase access to addiction treatment.
  • Click HERE to learn more about medication treatment options from Shatterproof.
  • Click HERE to view a helpful handout by. Pew has a short handout which summarizes some of the same info I went over in my slides
  • Click HERE for a report and accompanying webinar by the National Academies of Science on medication treatment.

 

Community Outreach and Education 

This webinar will address key considerations for community outreach relating to opioids, highlight media resources available through the new “More Powerful NC” campaign, and explore outreach efforts in Mecklenburg County and Onslow County. Recorded July 18, 2019

Speakers

  • Steve Mange, Senior Policy Counsel, Office of Attorney General Josh Stein
  • Tobi Gilbert, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Psychologist, Jacksonville Police Department
  • Cindy Murphy, Director of Prevention and Intervention Services, Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center
  • Sara Smith, Communication Consultant, the NC Division of Public Health
  • Moderator: Patrice Roesler, Manager of Elected Official Programming, UNC School of Government

View. Access the recording here and the slides here.

Additional Resources on Community Outreach

 

Syringe Exchange Programs

This webinar introduces the policies and practices behind syringe exchange programs, and explore the experience with syringe exchange programs in two North Carolina communities. Recorded  August 15, 2019.

Speakers

  • Lillie Armstrong, Community Overdose Consultant, North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Kristin Klinglesmith, Substance Use Public Health Educator, Cabarrus County
  • Diannee Carden-Glenn, Director, ekiM for Change Needle Exchange Program, Greenville
  • Moderator: Adam Lovelady, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

 

View. Access the recording here and the slides here.

Additional Resources Syringe Exchange

Syringe Exchange and Land Use: https://canons.sog.unc.edu/syringe-exchange-programs-and-land-use-zoning/