Communities Responding to the Opioid Crisis Webinar Series
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This summer series of webinars is focused on how North Carolina local governments and communities are responding to the opioid crisis. Each webinar will introduce a specific strategy and explore how communities are implementing that strategy. As outlined below, the topics are: Expanding Treatment Options, Community Outreach and Education, and Syringe Exchange Programs.
Registration is free. This series is coordinated by UNC School of Government Opioid Response Project with generous support from Blue Cross NC. When you register you will automatically be signed up for all three webinars. If you are unable to participate in any of the live webinars, you will have the option to watch the On Demand recorded version. A link will automatically be sent to you after the live webinar.
Expanding Treatment Options
This webinar will provide an introduction to treatment options for opioid use disorder, including medication-assisted treatment, and the webinar will explore efforts in communities in Lenoir County and Wilkes County to expand and improve treatment options.
Community Outreach and Education
This webinar will address key considerations for community outreach relating to opioids, highlight media resources available through the new “More Powerful NC” campaign, and explore outreach efforts in Mecklenburg County and Onslow County.
Syringe Exchange Programs
This webinar will introduce the policies and practices behind syringe exchange programs, and explore the experience with syringe exchange programs in two North Carolina communities.