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December 18, 2018

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

The Pew Charitable Trusts releases policy recommendations for the state of Indiana

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The Pew Charitable Trusts provides technical assistance to states’ efforts to achieve a treatment system that provides quality substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that is disease-focused, addresses stigma, and supports improved disease management and patient outcomes. Pew provided six policy recommendations that span three broad categories: 1) Treatment system transformation, 2) SUD workforce, and 3) Underserved populations. To view the full report, click here.

Issue brief: The impact of parental incarceration on children’s health and development

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health recently released an issue brief that focuses on the impact of parental incarceration on children’s health and development. According to recent estimates, one in 10 Hoosier children has a parent who is or has been in prison or jail. The brief concludes that though the documentation on the relationship between parental incarceration and various children’s outcomes is inconsistent, this population is at high risk for adverse outcomes and should be the focus of interventions.

Purdue Extension’s survey on Know the O Facts campaign

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Purdue Extension is collecting feedback on Indiana’s Know the O Facts campaign, which aims to help build awareness and understanding of opioid use disorder (OUD) and its surrounding stigma. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and provide feedback on the outreach materials associated with the campaign.

Check out the National Safety Council’s prescription drug employer kit

The National Safety Council (NSC) has put together materials to help employers understand the impact of prescription opioid use and misuse in the workplace and how to effectively communicate with employees regarding workplace policies and expectations. NSC has information that covers drug testing, workers' compensation, prevention and more.

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ISDH Webcast: To serve and protect: Law enforcement's efforts to curb the opioid epidemic

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December 18, 10:00am
The ISDH is hosting a live webcast on the opioid epidemic from a law enforcement perspective. The webcast will discuss how the criminal justice community in Indiana is tackling the epidemic, drug trends in Indiana and the use of tools, such as drug courts and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programs. Register HERE.

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Webcast: Systems Thinking for Injury and Violence Prevention Practice

December 18, 3:00pm
Participants will learn how a systems approach can enhance injury prevention practice. The webinar will focus on how systems can enhance current injury prevention and what tools and methods are available to do systems thinking work. Register HERE.

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Webcast: Project ECHO: Tele-mentoring Program for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

December 20, 12:00pm
The Opioid ECHO project aims to improve the treatment of opioid use disorder in rural and underserved areas by educating primary care clinicians to provide specialty care services through virtual video-conferencing. This webinar will highlight how health care providers can get involved in the Opioid ECHO clinics. Register HERE.

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16th Annual Indiana Public Policy Forum

January 22, 8:00am-4:00pm
The Indiana Rural Health Association is hosting its 16th annual public policy forum. Notable speakers include Dr. Kristina Box, State Health Commissioner, and Governor Eric Holcomb. To view the full agenda, click here.
Location: Indianapolis, IN

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