Saturday, Jul 13, 9 AM-4 PM

The NOLA Health Care Prescriber Experience: The Opioid Epidemic

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
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1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA

Join us for our Educational Seminar! Breakfast & Lunch will be provided* 504HealthNet, Odyssey House Louisiana and the New Orleans Arts Council are joining forces to create a unique training experience regarding the opioid epidemic for our C-Suite Members and Prescribers in the Greater New Orleans Region. In addition to being held at Ashe` Cultural Center, this training will be an opportunity for creative engagement and expression that supports the health and well-being of our community. The opioid epidemic continues to impact our New Orleans community and just last year there were a reported 208 accidental overdose deaths. We all have a role in alleviating the impact of the opioid epidemic and addiction through the provision of unique and necessary services. We are each a piece of the puzzle for addiction treatment, health equity, and positive health outcomes throughout our community. The workshop will have the following learning objectives: Create ​a unique environment for prescribers to share stories and lessons learned of working in community health care and addressing the Opioid Epidemic. Improve knowledge on appropriate opioid prescribing and co-prescribing of naloxone, in addition to alternatives available for patients that are experiencing pain. Improve knowledge on treating opioid addiction in a community health center setting, building upon current treatment protocols and workflows for chronic diseases and co-morbidities within patient population. Improve communication skills throughout agencies to ensure use of inclusive and culturally appropriate language when addressing opioid addiction.