The sixth Opioid Crisis Next Door conference, "It's Everybody's Business" was held held on Monday, June 24 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. Local coalitions, healthcare providers, and other rural community stakeholders focused on combatting opioid misuse, heroin use, and substance use disorders by participating in special sessions for medical practitioners on options for treatment and recovery and also programs and resources that work for community coalitions.
The project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant H54RH00019, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Track A - Medical Practitioners: Addiction and Harm Reduction
- Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment - Paul Bonucci, MD
- Patient Assessment: Issues in Early Visits - Narain Mandhan, MD
- Behavioral Health - Liberty Grzybowski, LCSW
- Getting Started: The Hardin County Story - Alisha Foster
- Best Practices: Logan, Hancock, and Saline County Coalitions - Angie Stoltzenburg, Maureen Crawford, and Raigan Brown
- Sustainability: Piatt, Dewitt, Sparta, and Washington County Coalitions - Paul Skowron, Joann Emge, Shea Haury, and Alisa Coleman
Track C - Impact on the Community
- USDA Funding: The Jerseyville Treatment House Story - Katherine O'Hara and Beth King
- Reaching Teens in School: Alternative Resources - Sarah Scruggs, PhD
- Drug Court: An Option - The Honorable Jeffrey B. Ford