Understanding Substance Use, Harm Reduction, and Overdose Prevention Strategies

Originally Presented Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Overview

Rates of overdose continue to rise, with annual drug overdose deaths surpassing 100,000 nationally in 2021. Project COPE is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded grant initiative that seeks to reduce rates of overdose death in New York State (NYS) by connecting to vulnerable, underserved populations such as pregnant and parenting persons. Join members of the Project COPE team from the NYS Office of Addition Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York State Department of Health’s NYSPQC in exploring the science of substance use and substance use disorders, the basics of overdose prevention and naloxone use, and concrete ways professionals outside of the substance use disorder treatment system can help prevent overdoses among the individuals and families they serve. 
 

Target Audience

Public health and health care professionals.

Webinar

Understanding Substance Use, Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention Strategies
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Speakers

Marilyn Kacica, MD, MPH 
Executive Director, New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative; and Medical Director, Division of Family Health, New York State 
Department of Health

Jessica Sorbello, LCSW 
Project Director, Community Overdose Prevention Education (Project COPE), New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports 

Katie Seaward, MSW 
Addictions Program Specialist, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports
 

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, the learner will increase and enhance their knowledge and competence on opioid use disorder (OUD) and the basics of overdose prevention and naloxone use in vulnerable, underserved populations such as pregnant and parenting persons. 

After watching this webinar participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the rates of opioid overdose deaths among females of reproductive age and rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among infants, both nationally and in New York State (NYS). 
  • Discuss the science of substance use and the principles of harm reduction in all client interactions
  • Recognize the negative impact of stigma and positive use of anti-stigmatizing language.
  • Identify how to recognize an opioid overdose, use of naloxone and how to obtain naloxone through  the NYS Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program.
Activity Materials
Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate
Continuing Education Credits

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits

Each participant interested in CE credits must watch the activity, complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test for CE Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

Criteria for Successful Completion: Learners must attend 100% of this activity to be awarded full continuing education credits /contact hours.

 

Disclosure Statements

None of the other planners, moderator, and presenters have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any ineligible companies whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity. 

 

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until November 30, 2024. 

 

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

University at Albany School of Public Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2024.

 

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.5. Provider ID# 99086.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2024.

 

Certified in Public Health

This event is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

This offering is approved for 2.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credit.

CPH Renewal Credits are offered until November 30, 2024.