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The Trends of Overdose Data During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

This webinar highlights the use of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), a syndromic surveillance application that serves as a collaborative and centralized platform for all disciplines responding to the crisis. In this recorded webinar, Aliese Alter, Senior Program Manager, and Christopher Yeager, ODMAP Data and Research Analyst, share an overview of the ODMAP tool and discuss trends in overdose data since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. as well as methods for examining these trends.Read More »

The Rise of Stimulant Overdoses and Harm Reduction

August 03, 2020

In this webinar, Sheila Vakharia (Deputy Director, Drug Policy Alliance) discusses national trends in stimulant use data and shares harm reduction strategies for stimulants. Speakers - Katie Bee (Iowa Dept. of Health), and Michelle Tilotta (Iowa Dept. of Health), on the other hand, describe Iowa strategic efforts in addressing the impacts of methamphetamine through a public health lens.Read More »

OMNI Learning Community: Engaging Primary Care Associations and Federally Qualified Health Centers

February 04, 2020

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community hosted its second ASTHOConnect of Year Two highlighting how primary care providers can be a part of the care team for pregnant/postpartum women and infants experiencing substance use disorder. It featured a presentation from HRSA to provide the federal perspective on engaging primary care associations and leveraging federally qualified health centers for OMNI related work. It also featured two FQHCs on their role providing services to pregnant and postpartum women affected by opioid use disorder and infants prenatally exposed to substances.Read More »

Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Maternal and Child Populations

February 06, 2020

The fourth virtual learning session for the PRISM Learning Community was on the use of telehealth to improve access to substance use disorder treatment, including medically assisted treatment, in maternal and child populations.Read More »

Medication-Assisted Treatment During Pregnancy: Current Research, Practice Recommendations, and State Policy Considerations

December 11, 2019

The third virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses current research and treatment recommendations on the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) during pregnancy, state policy considerations on the issue, and opportunities for Title V programs to support MAT efforts in states.Read More »

OMNI Learning Community ASTHOConnect: Successful Models Integrating Maternal Care and Substance Use Treatment

October 15, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s first ASTHOConnect of Year Two will highlight two examples of successful models for integrating maternal care and substance use treatment. Elisabeth Johnson from UNC Horizons and Dr. Lorraine Milio from Johns Hopkins’ Center for Addiction and Pregnancy will provide overviews of their organizations, discuss the successes and challenges faced by their programs, and provide recommendations for states interested in integrating care. ASTHO will also discuss Learning Community updates including teams’ state action plans, TA opportunities, and a new resource for peer-to-peer sharing between states.Read More »

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community #2

September 20, 2019

The second virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses maternal mental health systems change, and how states can use Medicaid Institutions of Mental Diseases (IMD) waivers to improve access to care for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #4

June 11, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s fourth ASTHOConnects webinar provides a wrap up of OMNI’s first year and a discussion on how the learning community will expand in Year Two. This webinar also features a presentation from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mishka Terplan, who discusses the importance of how stigma, language, and a focus on the mother/baby dyad influences policy and impacts women, children, and families with substance use disorder.Read More »

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community

May 16, 2019

The first virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses the logistical, legislative, and legal issues around universal testing/screening for substance use in pregnant and parenting women and their newborns.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #3

April 09, 2019

The third webinar from the OMNI Learning Community highlights neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how using a statewide, multidisciplinary approach to NAS can address several levels of intervention.Read More »

Cross-Agency Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment

March 20, 2019

This webinar shares insights from state officials to address the needs of people living with or at risk of developing SUD and features state examples of successful partnerships in action.Read More »

Primary Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences

March 19, 2019

This webinar highlights how New York and Tennessee are using the ACEs behavioral risk factor surveillance system module to inform their program work in early brain development and substance misuse.Read More »

Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Learning Community #2

February 19, 2019

The Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community’s second ASTHOConnects discusses the development of Plans of Safe Care to improve outcomes for families and infants born with substance exposure. This webinar features presentations from Kentucky and Rhode Island who discussed their states' development and implementation of a Plan of Safe Care process.Read More »

Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Use

December 13, 2018

ASTHO and CDC hosted an ASTHOConnects on evidence-based practices that prevent infectious disease consequences related to the opioid epidemic. CDC, Vermont state and local representatives shared their perspectives on policy levers and partnerships for implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) and building linkages to treatment for substance misuse.Read More »

The Role of State Health Leadership and Partnerships in Addressing Maternal Opioid Use

August 28, 2018

This webinar highlights the AIM patient safety bundle – Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder – and state and national efforts and strategies for addressing substance use disorders, including opioid use and misuse, among women of childbearing age and during pregnancy.Read More »

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