North Central Washington Opioid Response Conference: Pathways to Prevention
March 15, 2019 @ a location near you!
Join educators, students, and community leaders for a facilitated discussion to develop innovative, out-of-the-box strategies for opioid prevention in our whole community. Share your ideas. Be part of the solution!
Featured speakers include Caleb Banta-Green, Professor and Health Services Interim Director for the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Dr. Charissa Fontinos, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Washington State Healthcare Authority.
The North Central Washington Opioid Response Conference is a free conference that takes place at the same time, at multiple sites across the region.
Evidence-based Dental Pain Care (Free Training Session)
May 3, 2019 @ Confluence Technology Center (Wenatchee)
At the Evidence-based Dental Pain Care Training Session you will learn about the latest recommendations for acute dental pain care, best practices for managing acute dental pain in patients with substance use disorder, emerging federal and state policies on opioids, newly adopted dental rules, clinical pearls in opioid prescribing from your peers and much more!
All participants will receive up to 4 hours of free dental CE, a copy of the 2017 Bree/AMDG Dental Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Management, and a one-page summary of the guidelines.
This training is free and open to anyone, however, priority will be given to attendees from the North Central Accountable Community of Health region (Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties).
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|Highlight of Opioids in Washington State||This is the second time that the Washington Health Alliance has produced results looking at regional variation in opioid prescribing rates, specific to both the Medicaid and commercially insured populations. The interactive site uncovers potential hot spots of overuse and can help health care stakeholders identify and target areas in the state that may need improvement. Data can be sorted based on hospital referral area, age group, gender and/or insurance type. Note that the 2016 measurement year relies on claims data from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.||Visit Site|
|Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdose Dashboard - Washington Department of Health||This Opioid Prescriptions and Drug Overdoses dashboard from the WA Department of Health (DOH) allows you to explore six opioid prescribing measures and opioid overdose deaths by county, including trends over time. Note that you can also switch to viewing the data by ACH regions.||Visit Site|