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Fentanyl Test Strips: A Grassroots Harm Reduction Strategy

9:00am - June 8, 2021 thru 10:00am - June 8, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes PTTC
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The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

 

Fentanyl Test strips have been proven as an effective harm reduction strategy in studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, Ohio has been supporting fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction tool since 2018 and began grassroots distribution in 2019. Using data from both fatal and non-fatal ODs, the ADAMHS Board was able to get this harm reduction tool to the communities where it was needed most.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Background on fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction tool
  • Using data to inform harm reduction outreach efforts
  • The power of community partnerships to reach individuals where they are

 

Certificates of attendance will be available to all who attend the session in full. 

 

Panel Members

Beth Zitelow-DeJesusBeth Zietlow-DeJesus, MA
Director of External Affairs
Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Madison GreenspanMadison Greenspan, MNAL
External Affairs Officer
Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rebekah WilandRebekah Wiland, MSW, LISW-S
Associate Director of Housing
FrontLine Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waverly Willis Waverly Willis
Founder
The Urban Barber Association (TUBA)