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Health Professionals’ Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

  • 24 Mar 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • webinar


FPHA's Health Promotions Interest Group brings to FPHA members the following education webinar. 

Health Professionals’ Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

  • Describe the state-wide and national impact of the opioid epidemic
  • Identify individuals at-risk for opioid use disorder and individuals currently with opioid use disorder
  • Discuss and outline the screening for opioid use, the common barriers to screening, and at least one screening tool
  • Compare effective and ineffective communication strategies to guide your patients towards behavior change
  • Identify treatment options for patients with opioid use disorder
  • Describe the role of your profession in the prevention, identification, referral, and treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Identify resources for additional opioid information and services

CEUs will be provided! 

Our speaker for this webinar is: 

Cathy Cook, MSW, LCSW, CTTS, is currently the Lead Systems Change Coordinator for Suwannee River Area Health Health Education Center (AHEC). She began her social work career in child welfare and moved to Gainesville as the social worker in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at UF Health.  She was the director of the Department of Patient and Family Resources from 1997 to 2011.  Her experience includes individual counseling, management, budget development and oversight, clinical supervision, project management, and multidisciplinary team leadership. Recognition's include:  “National Award for Excellence in Perinatal Social Work”, Gainesville “Social Worker of the Year”, and Florida “Social Work Leader of the Year.”  With Suwannee River AHEC, she has worked with local health care clinics, dental practices, and community hospitals in the areas of tobacco cessation and opioid and “systems change” to ensure best practices with tobacco using patients, including referrals and maintenance of tobacco cessation. 

You will receive information on how to access the webinar by March 23rd.  

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