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October 2, 2018

Here are your weekly opioid epidemic updates from the Indiana State Department of Health:

Naloxone heat map released

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The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse recently launched an interactive, online Naloxone Administration Heat Map, providing insight into the location of incidents where naloxone has been administered and reported by emergency medical services (EMS) providers throughout the state. Developed through a partnership between the Indiana Management Performance Hub and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the naloxone administration heat map displays naloxone administrations reported by EMS since Jan. 1, 2014.

SAMHSA awards $215.2 million to support justice-involved individuals with substance use disorder

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently awarded up to $215.2 million over five years for justice-involved individuals who have mental and substance use disorders. These programs are intended to provide effective treatment services to reduce further criminal justice involvement and to promote recovery for justice-involved individuals who have substance use disorders or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Indiana-based recipients include the Marion County Superior Court, Vigo County Veterans Treatment Court and Clark County Family Treatment Drug Court.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation grant opportunity

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is seeking  to identify and help implement evidence-based policies and programs that can reduce the use of force, arrest, and/or incarceration, and instead connect vulnerable populations   to evidence-based treatment programs. To support this goal, LJAF seeks proposals for evaluations of (1) emergency response programs for individuals in moments of crisis, (2) post-crisis stabilization facilities, and/or (3) treatment programs and services funded by governments   or other entities. Evaluations should focus on outcomes for individuals whose vulnerabilities include mental illness, substance use disorders and/or homelessness. Click here to read more about the request for proposal, due Nov. 5.

Launch of BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Resource Center


The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has recently launched the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Resource Center, an online one-stop shop for information about the COAP initiative. The materials in the COAP Resource Center will support effective state, local and tribal responses to the opioid epidemic. It includes educational materials; access to services; support and resources for prescription drug monitoring; funding announcements; and more. Check out this new resource at www.coapresources.org.

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An evening with Sam Quinones

October 3, 7pm
Join Purdue Extension for a free community event celebrating a year of "Advocacy, Awareness, and the Path to Recovery" featuring Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Addiction.

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2018 Indiana Public Health Conference

Indiana PH Conference

October 11, 9am-4pm
The theme for the 2018 public health conference is harm reduction, a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Registration for the conference is now open.
Location: Indianapolis, IN

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ISDH webcast: Treatment options in Indiana

ISDH webcast

October 16, 10am
ISDH is hosting a live webcast on opioid use disorder treatment programs available across the state. This will include a discussion of outpatient, inpatient and residential services, as well as programs that incorporate the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT). Register HERE.

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Webinar: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

October 18, 12pm
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to outline the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), describe the  primary medications used to treat opioid use disorder, understand the neurobiology of addiction, and more. Register HERE.

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The Women's Hospital Annual Perinatal & Neonatal Symposium

October 19, 7am-3:30pm
This symposium is a one-day conference intended for physicians and nursing professionals in the obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology fields. This year's topic is Perinatal Substance Abuse: Challenges and Solutions. Registration for the conference is now open.
Location: Evansville, IN

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