Thu, Aug 06


Opioid Addiction and Risk

Opioid Addiction & Treatment: An Online Training for Traditional Health Workers

An engaging online training series in four 3-hour sessions geared toward Traditional Health Workers so they can engage with primary care and other practitioners as effective members of the treatment team. 12 CEUs, No Cost. Click "Register Now" to view more information.

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Time & Location

Aug 06, 2020, 9:00 AM PDT – Aug 14, 2020, 12:00 PM PDT

Opioid Addiction and Risk

About The Event

This training is sold out, but please contact to be placed on our cancellation list!

A relevant, engaging and informative overview of the science and social impacts of opioids and addiction on individuals and families. The two-day training will be targeted at Community Health Workers and other Traditional Health Workers so that they can engage with primary care and other practitioners as effective members of the treatment team.

This training addresses addiction as a coping and survival mechanism in response to biologic, epigenetic and social influences and trauma history. Our goal is to move away from the stigma and shame of addiction and toward support and treatment. Earn 12 CEUs for participation.

Topics include

· The biological, epigenetic and social origins of addiction

· Historical and current-day context for opioid use and addiction.

· Signs, symptoms, and impacts of opioid addiction on individuals and families.

· High-level overview of evidence-based Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) model, especially emphasizing best practices of a comprehensive and team-centered approach.

· Local MAT therapy resources specific to the county where the training is being held.

· Naloxone training, including history and context, how to obtain and administer, and the importance of immediate follow up post-administration.

· Specifics of the CHW/THW role in the MAT treatment team, including role play and application exercises.

Please try to make all 4 sessions. One-time registration covers all four sessions, scheduled for the following times:

Thursday, August 6, 2020  |  9:00am-12:00pm PST

Friday, August 7, 2020  | 9:00am-12:00pm PST

Thursday, August 13, 2020  | 9:00am-12:00pm PST

Friday, August 14, 2020  | 9:00am-12:00pm PST


Registered participants will receive an email with Zoom access information and training materials prior to the training. 

Special thanks to Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO), the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center (NEOAHEC), and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health's Eastern Oregon Opioid Solutions for making this training possible.  

For more information, please contact Connie Sherrard at


Cancellations: Please contact if you wish to cancel your registration. Up to 2 business days prior to the event, you can request a refund or a credit toward a future event. Cancellations less than 2 business days before the event will not be refunded, but you may receive a credit for a future event.

Discounts are available to some participants. If you have a coupon code, please enter it at registration to receive a discount. If payment is a hardship for you or your organization, you may request a scholarship. Contact to request an application.





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