Rural Health and Safety Education: Combating Opioids

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series “Combating Opioids” is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.*  To join any of the webinars, go to: - Log in as a “Guest” (type your first and last name) and “enter room”.   To facilitate Q&A’s, participants will use the Chat Function.  All webinars will be recorded and will be posted 2-3 days after the presentation date.

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Objective of this webinar series is to:

  • Share information and best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase professional capacity to engage in health leadership in rural counties
  • Increase access to new ideas and technologies related to opioid misuse and abuse in rural counties
  • Increase public health knowledge and engage in health system
  • Increase health literacy of opioid misuse or abuse in rural counties
Upcoming Webinars:

More than Opioids: The Social Determinants of Drug Overdose and Related Despair in Rural and Small City America
March 29, 2018 @ 2:00 PM-EST
Presented by: Shannon M. Monnat (Syracuse University)

Archived Webinars (Recordings and Presentations)

Recognition and Stigma in Prescription Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse (1/17/18)
Presented by: Robert Shupp and Scott Loveridge (Michigan State University)
Recorded presentation     Presentation

Resources noted in webinar chat:

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities (12/5/17)
Presented by: Michelle Sybesma, Parkdale Center for Professionals
Recorded presentation



*This work is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant opportunity #: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-006360)

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