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Chickasaw Nation OMH NPA Webinar Presentation

Join us for a special webinar hosted by the American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus!

Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. In 2014, Oklahoma ranked 10th in the nation for drug overdose deaths. From 2007 to 2015, more than 5,900 Oklahomans died of unintentional poisonings, with 75% of all of those deaths involving at least one prescription opioid. American Indians in Oklahoma have a higher unintentional poisoning death rate than any other racial or ethnic group in the state.

 

Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.

 

TOPIC: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in the Chickasaw Nation

 

DATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018

 

TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

SPEAKER:

 

Miranda Willis, Strategic Prevention Data Analyst/Tribal Liaison, Chickasaw Nation

MODERATOR:

 

Tom Anderson (Cherokee), Director, Office for Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and Member, American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus

The American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Caucus provides a forum for members to increase dialogue across the country and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health for AI/ANs.

 

Visit the AI/AN NPA Caucus website for more information: http://aian.npa-rhec.org/.

 

For webinar-specific or technical questions, contact the moderator at csantos@explorepsa.com.

 

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