Region 5 Outline

Great Lakes PTTC: Connecting at the NPN Conference

Publication Date: Sep 17, 2019

The 32nd Annual NPN Conference (Chicago, Aug. 27-29, 2019) was a great opportunity for the Great Lakes PTTC team to get fresh ideas and learn more about the latest research on prevention. The conference featured nearly 50 workshops presented over the course of the two-and-a-half day conference. 

Great Lakes PTTC Prevention Managers Chuck Klevgaard and Erin Ficker presented the workshop, Preventing Opioid Overdose: A new role for prevention. Essential roles for prevention include education, promoting strategies to limit prescription drug access, and strategies to expand Good Samaritan laws and access to naloxone.

View the full slide presentation here.

We also had a chance to connect with colleagues from the Great Lakes region and beyond. Here are some photos from our Region 5 Meet-Up: 

Ohio at MeetUpFrom Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services: Dawn Thomas, Bobbie Boyer, Shermane Marsh, and Molly Stone. 






Laura and Jeff CoadyLaura Saunders, Great Lakes PTTC, with Captain Jeff Coady, SAMHSA Region 5 Adminstrator








Holly and Phyllis Holly Hagle, Co-Director, Great Lakes PTTC, with Phyllis Bengston, Minnesota DHS