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East Tennessee Responds to the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday December 13, 2018

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

Hear from a nationally-recognized opioid prevention and treatment collaborative involving innovative faculty and practitioners in a free webinar on Thursday December 13 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET.

The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) multidisciplinary opioid program, represented by Drs. Robert Pack and Angela Hagaman along with their clinical partner Alice McCaffrey will provide key insights during the webinar on the goals, public health significance, rationale, and results of their award-winning project East Tennessee State University Responds to the Opioid Epidemic Through Interprofessional Education, Community Engagement, Research, and Clinical Care.

This program recently received the 2018 U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Award, which recognizes collaborators in health professional schools that take a unique approach to addressing public health issues.

Webinar panelists will share remarks on how their innovative approach and collaborative partnerships have impacted the prevention and treatment of substance abuse throughout east Tennessee and the region.

Panelists for the webinar include:

  • Robert P. Pack, PhD, MPH, ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, ETSU College of Public Health
  • Angela Hagaman, MA, LPCA, Operations Director, ESTU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Alice McCaffrey, Director, Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition

Health professions faculty, students, and clinicians will discover best practices that they can use to assist with IPE efforts at their home institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key structure of the innovative IPE project East Tennessee State University Responds to the Opioid Epidemic Through Interprofessional Education, Community Engagement, Research, and Clinical Care
  • Demonstrate the relationship between interprofessional practice, outcomes, and impact
  • Share key lessons learned in developing, implementing, and assessing IPE and community health needs

Eligible attendees may receive one Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit for attending the webinar.

Details and registration here.