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November 19, 2019

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

Naloxone Grant Opportunity Announcement


ISDH is accepting grant applications to distribute naloxone rescue kits to first responders in rural counties. The following types of agencies (paid or volunteer) are considered first responders under this grant: law enforcement, fire, EMS agencies, corrections, parole officers and schools. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis until September 2020. See the attached grant opportunity announcement for more guidelines and information.

Find Treatment.Gov Website Update

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched FindTreatment.gov, a new website designed to help Americans locate substance abuse treatment services near them. Visitors to FindTreatment.Gov can access information on treatment options, payment and insurance, and the locations of more than 13,000 state-licensed treatment facilities across the United States. Users will now be able to browse a range of inpatient and outpatient options offered by 13,000 providers with customized search options for minors, veterans and LGBTQ individuals.

Opioids and Traumatic Brain Injury: An Unrecognized Relation

The Research, Training & Outcome Center for Brain Injury at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana has created an educational webinar on Opioids & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Unrecognized Relation. The goal of the webinar series is to provide practical recommendations to reduce the rate of opioid misuse and overdose for a particularly high-risk population with TBIs. See attached for more details. 

CDC Releases Updates on Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs Vital Signs Nov. 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report focused on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). An ACE is any potentially traumatic event that occurs during childhood, such as abuse or violence. The report utilized Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 25 states, and found that nearly one in six adults in the study population reported four or more types of ACEs. ACEs were significantly associated with poorer health outcomes, health risk behaviors and socioeconomic challenges.

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Webinar: The Future of Evidence-Based Guidelines in EMS

November 19, 2:00-3:00pm
Panelists on this webinar will discuss how the naloxone guidelines were developed, suggestions for implementing the guidelines and what evidence-based practice looks like in the EMS field going forward. Register here

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Recovery Support Workshop - Vigo County

November 26, 2pm                   This workshop will provide information regarding recovery support and how these programs will benefit Vigo county and the surrounding area moving forward. More information here

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Webinar: Addressing Substance Misuse Amoung Young Adults

December 12, 10:00 a.m.
This webinar will review the process of developing an evidence- based guide on substance use prevention for young adults. Register here.

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Peer Recovery Ethics Training

December 19-20
This two-day, interactive discussion surrounds the ethical domains and criteria that peer recovery support professionals should follow to maximize outcomes for the populations the peer service. Register here before Dec 16. 

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