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Overdose Prevention Policy Training Academy


Please join us for the first webinar in the Overdose Prevention Policy Training Academy on October 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST


Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/644595665704146947


This webinar will kick off a training academy focused on building skills for policy work around overdose prevention. This webinar will offer the “101” about the overdose issue, giving a data overview, context, and the partnerships and funded projects that are working to address the problem.


Register TODAY for the webinar—and share it widely with your networks. This is a great presentation for community partners and leaders who need to know about this important issue, but who may not work on it directly.


This is just one part of a very exciting opportunity to deepen your abilities to effectively address the overdose epidemic through policy. The full training includes a second webinar, and then two workshops that are open only to those who register to participate. The first is a preparatory virtual meeting to get ready for an in-person training in Chapel Hill, NC April 11-13, 2017. This is a project offered nationwide by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network. 


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Drug use and overdose is on the rise. To learn more about this important issue, please read the following publications:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing: Where You Live Makes a Difference. July 2014.


Chen LH, Hedegaard H, Warner M. 

Drug-poisoning deaths involving opioid analgesics: United States, 1999-2011. NCHS data brief, no 166. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.


Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

2014 Annual Report: Drug and Alcohol Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland, 2014. May 2015.


Deaths Related to Fentanyl-Laced Heroin and other Illicit Drugs. July 2014.


Heroin Related Emergency Department Visits on the Rise in Maryland. July 2014.


Increase in Overdose Deaths Among Pregnant Women and New Mothers. October 2014.


Injuries in Maryland. 2012 Statistics on Injury-related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths.