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Fentanyl is a powerful opioid analgesic – up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Although it may be legally prescribed to manage extreme pain, illicit use has increased dramatically since 2014. This product summarizes the scope and impact of fentanyl in the Central East region. It also provides recommendations for prevention and addiction professionals to help address the use and consequences of fentanyl, along with links to other resources to learn more.
Published: February 21, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
In this Issue:   Preventing Overdose: Challenges and Promising Approaches International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31 Overdose Prevention Resources   Texas Prevention - A New Name and A New Focus   What's Happening Around the Region?   Register: Ditching the Discomfort with Data Series, Part 4, Analyzing Data Products: Building a Youth Prevention System, A 3-part Webinar Series Register: Southern Plains Tribal Health Board Training Summit, August 23-25  National Latino and Behavioral Health PTTC events Register: National Latino Behavioral Health Conference, September 15-16 Register: Accelerating Training in Behavioral Health Equity: A Learning Series for Trainees
Published: August 18, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The August 2022 issue features content related to the nationwide transition to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the Great Lakes MHTTC's newly released Classroom WISE Discussion Guide, the new CDC drug overdose disparities report, and SAMSHA's "Talk. They Hear You."® youth substance use prevention campaign. You will also find links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. 
Published: August 5, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The July 2022 issue features content related to Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, World Hepatitis Day (July 28), Naloxone Vending Machine (NVM) Implementation, and the new Comprehensive Culturally Responsive Glossary. You will also find links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. 
Published: July 8, 2022
Print Media
The Great Lakes PTTC created this brief to address a need identified for evidence-based information on how to successfully use naloxone vending machines (NVMs). NVMs are intended to complement, rather than duplicate, existing points of access such as syringe service programs, pharmacies, and mobile outreach units. Important considerations for implementing a NVM include readiness, stakeholder engagement, strategic placement, data collection, promotion, monitoring, and sustainability.   Click the attachment box to the right for Naloxone Vending Machines: Considerations for Implementation brief. 
Published: June 7, 2022
Multimedia
To view the recorded webinar: https://youtu.be/g5kj8Wuiitk   Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are on the front lines of the overdose crisis. EMS have been using naloxone for decades when treating unresponsive patients. EMS providers offering naloxone to people at risk of overdose and connecting them to prevention resources is a critical underutilized approach. This webinar will address how engagement with EMS personnel through leave behind programs can bolster existing overdose prevention activities, address stigma, and improve naloxone access for vulnerable populations.   OBJECTIVES: Define the role for EMS in overdose prevention Identify lessons learned of programs in three states Describe the core elements of EMS leave-behind PRESENTER: Erin Russell, Center for Harm Reduction Services at Maryland Department of Health In her role as Chief at the Center for Harm Reduction Services at the Maryland Department of Health, Erin provides leadership for the Prevention Office within the Behavioral Health Administration. She provides oversight, funding, and technical assistance for locally operating public health programs focused on the reduction of harm from drug and alcohol use. Erin also serves as a national expert, providing consultation services to states to implement harm reduction related programs; facilitate training for large groups on substance use prevention PANELISTS: Anthony Pantaleo, BAS, Paramedic I/C, Bureau of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Anthony is the EMS Opioid Outreach Coordinator for the Bureau of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  He received his Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Public Safety from Siena Heights University.  Anthony has worked in public safety for over 25 years as a Paramedic, EMS Instructor, Firefighter, and EMS administrator.  Anthony also helps those in public safety with Critical Incident Stress Management. Stephanie Busch, BS, AEMT, CPST, Injury Prevention Manager, AEMT, Vermont Department of Health Stephanie Busch, BS, AEMT is the Injury Prevention Manager at the Vermont Department Health in Burlington Vermont. She has been involved in EMS and public health since 2013 at the national, state and local level. In her current role she actively collaborates with community partners, governmental partners, and first responders around injury prevention initiatives including opioid overdose prevention and suicide prevention. Ms. Busch has a long history of working within interdisciplinary committees and teams by bringing together non-traditional partners, and breaking down silos to build partnerships in addressing 'wicked' public health problems. In her spare time she is a volunteer AEMT with Colchester Rescue in Vermont. Becca Scharf, Data and Performance Analyst' Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Becca Scharf is a researcher and EMS data analyst at the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in Maryland. Her work centers around emergency medical services policy, system performance, and program evaluation. Her previous research has focused on Mobile Integrated Health Programs, EMS opioid overdose response programs, harm reduction policy, and other EMS-related community initiatives. Becca is a PhD student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County School of Public Policy with a concentration in emergency health services policy. She received a master’s degree in emergency health services epidemiology and preventive medicine research in 2017. Becca has previously worked as a graduate assistant analyst in the Office of the Medical Director at Howard County Fire and Rescue and served as a research assistant in the UMBC Department of Emergency Health Services. She is passionate about finding new ways to use data to improve EMS performance measurement and policy. David Sabat, Battalion Chief of EMS Operations,  Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services David Sabat has been a career member of Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for 19 years, serving as a company lieutenant, instructor at the training academy, company captain, and now battalion chief of EMS operations.  David holds a bachelor's degree in emergency health services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master's degree in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School.  David completed his paramedic training at Baltimore County Community College – Essex in 2001.  Although born and raised in central New Jersey, David has lived in Maryland since 1998.  David served in the Maryland Army National Guard for six years as a medic assigned to an infantry company.  David currently live in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and two children. The Great Lakes PTTC offered this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: January 14, 2022
Print Media
EMS providers are well-positioned to improve access to naloxone. The " EMS leave-behind " initiative is a promising method of bringing naloxone to those who need it most. Through this program, EMS providers give a naloxone kit directly to people who experience an overdose, their social network, and their family immediately after the event. The goals of an EMS leave-behind program are to improve the patient’s experience and self-efficacy to use naloxone in the event of an overdose, reach patients with this critical information in their home environments, and improve patient awareness of community resources for substance use disorder.  The Engaging Emergency Medical Services in Naloxone Distribution brief report provides an overview of the naloxone leave-behind program and examples of the program in action in three states.   
Published: October 21, 2021
Multimedia
  The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  This event if offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   This one-hour webinar will cover data showing the impacts of drug overdose in Minnesota, and an overview of the Minnesota Department of Health’s efforts to prevent drug overdose statewide. We will discuss MDH naloxone distribution partnerships and programming, linkage to care partnerships, and overdose fatality review partnerships.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Provide data showing the impacts of drug overdose in Minnesota Summarize MDH efforts to increase access to naloxone across Minnesota Describe MDH efforts to implement overdose fatality review and linkage to care teams across Minnesota   PRESENTERS Sam Robertson Community Prevention Specialist | Drug Overdose Prevention Team Injury and Violence Prevention Section Minnesota Department of Health       Cody Bassett, MPH Opioid Prevention Naloxone Coordinator Injury & Violence Prevention Section Minnesota Department of Health  
Published: May 27, 2021
Multimedia
  The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners and behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training was developed in response to a need identified by stakeholders in our region.   This one-hour webinar will highlight trends in overdose rates in Region 5 with an emphasis on disparities and the strategies being implemented to engage disparate populations in overdose prevention.    This webinar is the third in a series of webinars that highlight the overdose prevention efforts in Region 5.  Today focuses on overdose prevention and harm reduction initiatives in Wisconsin and Indiana with an emphasis on contactless naloxone dissemination and training during COVID-19.   Learning Objectives Challenges implementing harm reduction strategies during COVID-19 Indiana Department of Health’s statewide naloxone program Wisconsin Department of Health Services harm reduction services   Speakers:  Christine Niemuth President of Hope Consulting  Christy Niemuth, MA, is the Opioid Harm Prevention Coordinator for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Community Health Promotion.  She has been working in the field of substance abuse prevention and intervention services for over 15 years. Ms. Niemuth served as the National Prevention Network representative for the State of Wisconsin for 10 years and as the Coordinator for the state’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose Prevention grant as well as the Prevention Coordinator for the State Targeted Response and State Opioid Response grants for the past several years. She is currently coordinating the Division of Public Health’s Overdose Data to Action Grant from the CDC.  Previously, Ms. Niemuth worked at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Population Health Institute and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, providing evaluation services on multiple federal substance abuse prevention-related grant projects.      Cassidy McNamee, MPH Naloxone Program Manager/COVID Vaccine Deployment Team Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention Cassidy earned her master’s degree in public health at Indiana University-Purdue with a concentration in health policy and management. As the naloxone program manager within the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention at the Indiana Department of Health, Cassidy manages two statewide naloxone grant opportunities and conducts naloxone administration trainings across the state.
Published: March 31, 2021
Multimedia
The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training to prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This 90-minute webinar will highlight trends in overdose rates in Ohio with an emphasis on disparities and the strategies being implemented to engage disparate populations in overdose prevention. This webinar is the first in a series of webinars that will highlight the overdose prevention efforts in the states in Region 5.  Learning Objectives  Provide a snapshot of the overdose crisis in Region 5 Review Ohio Department of Health’s naloxone distribution network (Project DAWN) and COVID-19 strategies Review the Ohio Overdose Prevention Network, a collaborative action group of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership coalition Discuss plans to implement recommendations from the state Minority Health Strike Force Blueprint. Intended Audience: Prevention specialists, naloxone coordinators, naloxone providers, harm reduction specialists, public health officials Presenter Sierra Dantzler, MPH, CPH   Sierra Dantzler is a Program Manager at Ohio Department of Health, where she manages the Project DAWN program – the state health department’s community naloxone distribution initiative. Sierra coordinates the distribution network to ensure Ohio’s most at-risk populations have adequate access to harm reduction resources and wraparound services. Prior to her work at Ohio Department of Health, Sierra served as a Public Health Analyst for Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) as part the Opioid Response Strategy initiative, where she provided technical assistance and guidance to local community organizations to assist them in the implementation of evidence-based overdose response strategies. As a devoted public health professional, Sierra is passionate about improving the quality of life for all people and believes change starts with compassion, empathy, and altruism. Sierra received a bachelor’s degree from University of California Irvine and a master’s degree from University of Kentucky.     Related Products  Power_Point_SlidesOverdoseDisparities_OH Transcript_Ohio’sCurrentDrugOverdosePreventionHarmReductionEfforts_Dantzler_11.19.20
Published: November 30, 2020
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This page provides an inventory of naloxone training and related resources in the Great Lakes region. 
Published: April 11, 2020
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