Agenda: Second Day of Forum


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Wednesday, November 17 — Second Day of Forum

12:00 Noon – 12:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks

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12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Grantee Spotlight Sessions

Altarum

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Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

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RTI International

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12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Meeting

Using Predictive Data Analysis to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) continue to rapidly add new capabilities since appearing in an electronic format 30 years ago.  With the advent of computerized databases, statistical tools, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, PDMPs can analyze information from numerous sources. Next-generation programs will use complex statistical algorithms to access data from PDMPs, health information systems, and justice information systems. Combined with publicly available research databases, these systems can create predictive models in real time that enable policy makers and first responders to establish preventive measures that will improve public safety and health outcomes. This mitigation strategy identifies patterns that, even ten years ago, would have taken decades to monitor and address.

In this seminar, the speakers will provide an overview of the modern data warehouse, analytics, and predictive modeling using a public health and first responder approach.  The loss of life and long-term impact of the opioid epidemic require an aggressive but thoughtful approach in creating models that protect patient civil liberties while providing policy makers and first responders with the effective tools that mitigate the risks and other negative impacts of drug use. 

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies for creating a modern data warehouse.
  • Identify data sets that complement and enhance PDMP and public health/safety information.
  • Use standards in cross-dimensional data models.

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grantee Q&A

Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

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Altarum

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RTI International

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2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Networking Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session Three

One Key to Program Success: How to Obtain Officer Buy-In for Your First Responder Diversion Program

Law enforcement officers and other first responders can help reduce the barriers to treatment for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) by offering to connect them to treatment.  The success of deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs is dependent on the willingness of frontline officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel to participate in program implementation.

How can the leaders of diversion and deflection programs secure the buy-in and participation of first responders—especially law enforcement officers who have the discretion to deflect or arrest?  The presenters in this workshop panel will share their experiences and perspectives on obtaining officer buy-in.  First, a community-based clinician will explain how officers can become more aware of local programs for individuals suffering from SUD and the benefits to law enforcement and the community when frontline officers serve as liaisons between the justice system and community-based treatment and service providers. Second, a leader from the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department will provide detailed steps and guidance for working with law enforcement to obtain the support necessary to successfully implement these programs.


Tribal Community Stakeholder Engagement and Multidisciplinary Team Development: Two Keys to Successful Program Implementation

Tribal community stakeholder engagement and multidisciplinary team collaboration are two important keys to successful alcohol and substance abuse prevention program implementation.  This session will discuss initial steps to develop and implement a multidisciplinary team and review strategies to engage key stakeholders in your project or program implementation.  In addition, the Southern Ute Tribe will share its successes in engaging stakeholders and implementing and sustaining a multidisciplinary team approach to its wellness court program and supporting clients in recovery.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the benefits of engaging key stakeholders and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify initial steps to develop and implement a multidisciplinary team.
  • Summarize successes of the Southern Ute Tribe’s multidisciplinary approaches to healing in its wellness programs and supporting clients in recovery.

Making Connections With Individuals in Need in Rural Areas

Rural jurisdictions offer many unique challenges and opportunities in addressing substance use disorder (SUD) among their residents.  This workshop will highlight innovative ways in which treatment and service providers are connecting with individuals in rural communities, including by utilizing peer support specialists to enhance community engagement, increasing transportation options, and ensuring support for families and friends of individuals with SUDs.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand key challenges and opportunities faced by rural communities in addressing SUDs.
  • Identify potential solutions to service provision issues in rural communities.
  • Consider ways in which these solutions could be applied to rural communities in their county or state.

Tablet Technology for Treatment Planning and Recovery Support – RSAT Presentation

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3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Session Four

Coordination of Medication-Assisted Treatment Upon Release From Incarceration

Research shows that one of the highest rates of overdose occurs within the first ten days of release from incarceration. The transition from incarceration to the community can be critical to future success for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). This session will feature two programs that focus on the release and reentry of individuals into their community and the support needed to access SUD treatment, housing, transportation, and other necessary resources.  Representatives from these programs will discuss their processes for assisting patients receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) while incarcerated to access MAT upon release and reentry into the community.  These supports help stabilize individuals and provide opportunities for recovery and successful reintegration into the community.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe effective case management and reentry planning for individuals with SUDs.
  • Discuss strategies for maintaining MAT upon release.
  • Identify key partners for successful reentry into the community.

Peer Recovery Support Services in Times of COVID: Challenges and Innovations

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the recovery community.  This session will explore the challenges faced and innovations developed from two peer recovery support services (PRSS) programs as they have pivoted peer programming throughout this unprecedented time through:

  • Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on PRSS.
  • Highlighting methods for identifying and securing blended funding opportunities when financial resources are limited.
  • Discussing best practices for ensuring a successful transition to telehealth and/or hybrid service models.
  • Exploring effective supervision practices to combat pandemic fatigue.
Identifying ways to continue building a peer-/recovery-oriented culture during times of collective stress within the community.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Administrator Open Forum

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Administrator Open Forum offers participants a platform to discuss PDMP-related issues as well as learn current practices employed by their PDMP colleagues.  Moderated by PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center staff, this session provides an environment for the exchange of opinions and innovative ideas for the PDMP community.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand challenges facing PDMPs.
  • Develop strategies to address those challenges.
  • Learn from the experiences of their PDMP colleagues.

Guidance on Program Evaluation

This session will provide Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) grantees with guidance on getting started in program evaluation, including a high-level framework and specific examples from the field.  Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which research and evaluation can inform program implementation and enhance impacts.  We will review key components of the evaluation planning process, including identifying an evaluator, developing evaluation and research questions, creating approaches to data collection and analysis, and working with diverse communities and areas.  Site presenters will identify specific challenges, successes, and lessons learned based on their own experiences conducting program evaluations.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of evaluation and consider specific ways in which it may be used to benefit their program’s implementation and outcomes.
  • Understand the key components involved in getting started in research and evaluation.
  • Explain some of the challenges faced by behavioral health providers in conducting research and evaluation, as well as ways to overcome them.
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