Opioid Project Events

Opioid Project Events

Through the NCACH’s Opioid Projectcommunity stakeholders, law enforcement officials, clinical providers, educators, policy makers, tribes, behavioral health specialists, treatment providers, and social service agencies are coming together to create a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that involves prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery supports. 

On this page, you will find information about events hosted by NCACH as a part of our Opioid Project work. Information about upcoming events will also be shared on NCACH’s Master Calendar. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates.

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Information about upcoming events will also be shared on NCACH’s Master Calendar. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates.

North Central Accountable Community of Health is proud to partner with the Central Washington Recovery Coalition to release a brand new training opportunity in North Central Washington. Being a successful Recovery Coach Trainer is very rewarding and also requires a great deal of time, energy, and commitment. To learn more about what a Recovery Coach is and the role of a Recovery Coach, please visit: https://addictionrecoverytraining.org/recovery-coach-academy/

The Recovery Coach Training will take place in two phases:

  1. The first phase is the standard 30-hour (4 day) Recovery Coach Academy (RCA).  Once this is completed, each participant will be a certified Recovery Coach.
  2. The second phase is a 2-day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop. Once completed, each participant will be able to teach the full 30-hour course, adhering to the program curriculum and objectives. Please note that each trainer will be required to provide a minimum of one training in the first year after becoming a certified trainer.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone in the recovery field. The Recovery Coach Academy and Training of Trainers can accommodate fifteen trainer candidates. There is limited space available and individuals with lived experience will be prioritized for this training opportunity.
DATES: The Recovery Coach Academy will be held September 30 through October 3, 2019 in Wenatchee, WA (specific location is TBD).  The training of trainers will be held October 12 and 13 in Wenatchee, WA (specific location is TBD). In order to apply, you must commit to attending both the Recovery Coach Academy and the Training of Trainers in full. Please hold these dates on your calendar until you hear back from us regarding application decisions.
COST: Training costs, including tuition, materials, and lunch each day of the training will be covered by the North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH). Transportation and lodging assistance may be available from the NCACH if those expenses pose a barrier to participating in the Recovery Coach Training.
TO APPLY: Applications are now closed for this opportunity.

As a part of NCACH’s Opioid Project, the Regional Opioid Stakeholder’s Workgroup invited local dentists and dental care providers to attend a workshop aimed at understanding the new opioid prescribing guidelines released by Washington State in May 2019. 

In partnership with Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Agency Medical Director’s Group, Family Health Centers, Bree Collaborative, and Columbia Valley Community Health, the Evidence-based Dental Pain Care Training session was attended by 75 dentists and care providers, who received four hours of continuing education credits. The session included training on the State’s Prescription Monitoring Program, acute pain management, and even a special appearance by a member from the recovery community who shared his story of opioid addiction and resilience.

See photos from the conference here. Use passcode “1126” to access and download gallery.

In the midst of an epidemic that claims the lives of 130 Americans every day, North Central Washington residents have decided to take action against opioid addiction. In March 2019, nearly 400 participants attended the North Central Washington Opioid Response Conference: Pathways to Prevention at ten different sites across the region. 

The distributed conference model was developed for use in rural areas by Washington State University Extension. Each of the sites were connected via teleconference technology for the keynote presentations. The conference featured two keynote speakers, Dr. Charissa Fontinos, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Health Care Authority and Dr. Caleb Banta-Green, were broadcast to all of the conference locations.

Read the blog here

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NCACH’s Opioid Project Workgroup staff support lead:

Joseph Hunter, Recovery Coach Network Manager

Email Joseph ││ 509-264-4834