Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Join the Webinar: Chickasaw Nation Tackles the Opioid Epidemic

Chickasaw Nation Tackles Opioid EpidemicDATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

MODERATORTom Anderson (Cherokee), Director, Office for Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and Member, American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus
SPEAKER: Miranda WillisStrategic Prevention Data Analyst/Tribal Liaison, Chickasaw Nation

Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. In 2014, Oklahoma ranked 10th in the nation for drug overdose deaths. From 2007 to 2015, more than 5,900 Oklahomans died of unintentional poisonings, with 75% of all of those deaths involving at least one prescription opioid. American Indians in Oklahoma have a higher unintentional poisoning death rate than any other racial or ethnic group in the state.

Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.

Click here for abstract and speaker biography: https://tinyurl.com/aianwebinarabstract-bio
The American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Caucus provides a forum for members to increase dialogue across the country and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state, and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health (SDOH) for AI/ANs.

Visit the AI/AN NPA Caucus website for more information: http://aian.npa-rhec.org/

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