West TN Regional Opioid Education Training

  • August 01, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 317 Denmark Jackson Rd Denmark, TN 38391



The Rural Health Association of TN (RHA of TN) and Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) are partnering to help educate small and rural hospitals and communities around the state about the opioid epidemic. Come be a part of this free event!

Potential Outcomes will include:

  • Provide training for developing protocols and policies in emergency departments to guide referrals and linkages to care for persons who have experienced overdose.
  • Empower individuals to make informed decisions and reduce additional exposure to harm to include:
  • Inform and educate policy makers on the science and strategy of harm reduction by providing scientific evidence of impact and providing best practice components for Good Samaritan, naloxone and MAT initiatives.
  • Educate and engage harm reduction partners to deploy a variety of strategies (outreach, communication, connection to services, infectious disease reduction).
  • Support public awareness/campaign efforts to help individuals reduce risk-taking.
  • Support and scale up key interventions for hospitals, EDs, and other clinical care settings (e.g. education on new protocols, academic detailing on linkages to care, etc.
  • Develop rapid community outreach teams, including finding and training volunteers or staff focus in on high-impact areas, for post-overdose visits to victims, friends or family members

Draft Agenda

“This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.”
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