Monday, December 4, 2017

Learning and Growing: Healthy Development During Childhood and Adolescence Webinar

Learning and Growing: Healthy Development During Childhood and Adolescence – A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar New!

Register Now | December 12, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET
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Join us on Tuesday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:
  • Early and Middle Childhood
  • Adolescent Health
You'll also learn how the City of Cincinnati Health Department is taking a comprehensive approach to providing school-based health services.
About Early and Middle Childhood & Adolescent Health
Childhood and adolescence provide the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional foundation for lifelong health, learning, and well-being. The behavioral patterns established early in life help determine young people's current health and well-being and their ability to live healthy and productive lives throughout their lifespan.
About Progress Review Webinars
The Progress Review webinars focus on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the decade.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fluoride in Practice: Resources from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Fluoride in Practice: Resources from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Presenters: LeeAnn Hoaglin Cooper, RDH, BS; Chris Wood, RDH, BS
December 7, 2017, 2:00 PM CST

This webinar will review resources addressing key elements supporting community fluoride programs available on the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) website. 

Continuing Education Credit: 1
*In order to receive these credits you must complete the evaluation for the specific webinar within six months of its live air date.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Announcing New Wellness Court Publication: Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Treatment Guidelines

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Treatment Guidelines, 2nd ed. (2017), is designed to provide tribal communities with an overview of Western substance abuse treatment strategies that have been developed by drug court programs over the past several years and that tribal programs might consider adapting, along with traditional healing practices. This guideline draws upon drug court standards and best practices, and the experiences of hundreds of tribal and state adult and juvenile drug court programs, operating in various environments and serving a wide range of individuals addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Juveniles (2002 draft).

You can find this publication for free download on our Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Publication Series webpage, as well as on our website. The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Publication Series is a free resource available to the field, documenting best practices and the latest in practice-based knowledge. 

Questions? Request for technical assistance?Email: Tribal Law and Policy Institute 8235 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 211West Hollywood, CA 90046  Phone: (323) 650-5467

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CMS posts update o Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

OEDA is part of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated version of the Medicare Part D opioid prescribing mapping tool.  The mapping tool is an interactive, web-based visualization resource that presents geographic comparisons- at the state, county, and ZIP code levels - of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates.  It allows users to understand and compare opioid prescribing at the local level and better understand how this critical issue affects communities across the country.  
The updated version of the mapping tool presents Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates for 2015 as well as the change in opioid prescribing rates from 2013 to 2015.  New for this release is additional information on extended-release opioid prescribing rates, which have been associated with misuse, including both addiction and overdose deaths as well as analyses that identify county-level hot spots and outliers.  In total, for Medicare Part D, there were approximately 80 million opioid claims for 111 distinct opioid products in 2015, accounting for $3.5 billion in spending. 

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm (ET) to 3:00pm (ET)REGISTER HERE!

DESCRIPTION: We now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths.  Since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S.  has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.  This comprehensive course, developed by experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), incorporates all six units outlined in the FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing.  Attend this webinar if you want to be able to:
·         Counsel patients and caregivers about safer use of opioids;
·         Describe strategies for diagnosing and managing opioid-addicted patients; and
·         Practice techniques for safe opioid prescribing.

cid:image001.png@01D3682F.18E74E40PARTICIPANTS: This webinar is designed for healthcare and human service providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, Head Start programs, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings.  Prescribers of extended-release and long-acting opioids are particularly welcome, including pain specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, dentists, addiction medicine physicians, psychiatrists and other physicians and clinicians who prescribe opioids. Sponsored by The Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations (Region III),         In collaboration with the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Monday, November 27, 2017

FEMA Webinar: Tribal Individual Community Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation

DHS_fema_SU.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Telephone 202-646-3444
Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

This month, FEMA will host a webinar on Tribal Individual Community Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation. The webinar will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 3-4 p.m.
 Eastern Time (ET). Those interested in the webinar can register to participate online. For those who do not have computer access, you can listen to the webinar by calling 1-800-320-4330 and using PIN 265976#. The line will be muted until the Q&A session.

For more information, please contact the Tribal Partners Branch at For more information on how we engage and work government-to-government with federally recognized tribes and tribal executives, visit FEMA Tribal Affairs

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs at 202-646-3444.