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Original Webinar Recorded: Friday, September 21, 2018
Organized and sponsored by:
A wave of opioid addiction is affecting communities both in Hawai‘i and on the US continent. Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has swelled to levels of dependency in many individuals, and being cut off by well-meaning providers causes many to seek elsewhere. Several factors contribute to the breadth and complexity of this urgent problem: severe chronic pain, greater use of prescriptions, aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies, among others. Services, solutions, and care management exist here in Hawai‘i to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.
Duration: ~ 1.5 hours
Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CHES
Guest Speaker: Heather Lusk, MSW
Executive Director of Life Foundation and The Chow Project
Heather Lusk, MSW, is the Executive Director of two agencies that are in the process of becoming one: The Life Foundation and the Community Health Outreach Work (CHOW) Project. Heather has over 20 years of experience dedicated to reducing health disparities and stigma as it relates to HIV, viral hepatitis and other chronic conditions linked to substance use. As a community leader, Heather works to support systems integration and the intersection of mental health, substance use, homelessness, chronic health conditions and the criminal justice system.
Register for this course HERE.