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Alcohol-related Deaths Increasing in United States

Alcohol-related Deaths Increasing in United States

According to new research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), one million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. Scientists also found the number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than doubled from...

Tool Helps Health Officials Keep Track of Overdose Deaths

Tool Helps Health Officials Keep Track of Overdose Deaths

Health officials in Jefferson County, New York are using a new tool that they hope will help save lives. ODMAP is a database that alerts health officials about overdoses in real time. The county started using the program in early 2019. First responders can enter...

Feb
4
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
5
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Feb 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Eligibility Training @ Area L AHEC
Feb 5 @ 12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

This training will provide four of the required hours for doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the FDA approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). It will be an opportunity to learn more about MAT, OUD, the waiver process, and how MAT can work in a primary care practice.

There is no charge for this event; a box lunch will be provided at check-in.
Feb
14
Fri
The GATE Model: An Interactive Tool for Addictions Assessment and Person-Centered Planning @ The Education Center at Eastern AHEC
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Feb
18
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Feb 18 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
19
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Feb 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Feb
20
Thu
Updates in Prescribing for Substance Use Disorders @ Eastern Area Health Education Center
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
27
Thu
2020 Clinical Update and Psychopharmacology Review @ The McKimmon Conference & Training Center
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
9
Mon
Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Online Course and/or Live Skills Lab) @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 9 all-day
Mar
12
Thu
Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

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Mar
17
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
31
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Apr
1
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Apr 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm