2013 Advocacy Workshops


Download a 29-page Preview Guide (pdf) to the 2013 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit.
 

Successful Strategies for Community Change, Part 1 / Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Moderator Nancy Hale
Assistant Project Director, Operation UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) Program
Presenters Dr. Andrew Kolodny
President, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
 
 
Dr. Sarah T. Melton
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Gatton College of Pharmacy Practice
Description There are multiple ways to get involved to help your community fight prescription drug abuse. This session will discuss two ways to get involved through state and federal “grassroots advocacy” opportunities. The two strategies discussed include supporting policy changes by the FDA and incorporating education of addiction into the healthcare curriculums in Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing.
Learning Objectives 1. Investigate grassroots advocacy strategies to get involved to limit prescription drug abuse.
2. Investigate the effectiveness of adding addiction education into healthcare curriculums.
3. Outline strategies to coordinate efforts between community advocates and clinicians to stop prescription drug abuse.
Successful Strategies for Community Change, Part 2 / Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Moderator Nancy Hale
Assistant Project Director, Operation UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) Program
Presenters Fred Wells Brason II
CEO, Project Lazarus
 
 
Connie M. Payne
Executive Officer, Statewide Services, Administrative Office of the Courts
Description Community coalitions have more approaches to combat prescription drug abuse today than ever before. In this session, we will discuss important tools for empowering communities to protect their health. Two of the strategies will include naloxone, an FDA-approved antidote that reverses an opioid overdose, and how to work with the drug-court system to provide effective justice intervention for treating drug-addicted people.
Learning Objectives 1. Outline strategies for community coalitions to protect their health.
2. Explain the role naloxone can play as part of a comprehensive overdose prevention program.
3. Outline the considerations and partnerships that must be made in the early stages of planning and implementing an Adult Drug Court.
Successful Strategies for Community Change, Part 3 / Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:00 am – Noon
Moderator Nancy Hale
Assistant Project Director, Operation UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) Program
Presenters Det. Gary R. Martin
Homicide Detective, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office
 
 
Karen Perry
Executive Director, NOPE Task Force
 
 
Jennifer Weiss
Executive Director, Heroin Awareness Committee
Description Anyone can be a voice in their community for a cause they feel passionate about. All it takes is one person – one person’s passion and commitment to the cause they are advocating for. This session will discuss how to coordinate between coalition groups and law enforcement to bring about effective change to the prescription drug abuse. We will also identify steps to take when prescription drug abuse turns to heroin use in your community.
Learning Objectives 1. Plan tactics to form your advocacy group, what strengths to consider, and how to select the right group of people to help with your mission.
2. Outline communication techniques for dialogue to ensure collaboration among your community.
3. Identify strategies to address heroin use in your community.