Scholarships are available for primary care providers interested in attending a four-day addiction conference on medication assisted treatment in primary care, August 29 - September 1, hosted by the California Society of Addiction Medicine. The scholarship includes personal attention and mentorship throughout the conference and the following year for networking with other clinicians. Applications are due May 31 (Click here). Please share with primary care providers in your community.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative in FY 18. Lake and Plumas were both identified in the top 220 counties hardest hit by this epidemic. See this release for details.
The state’s opioid overdose dashboard now breaks out deaths by fentanyl and lists the number on the dashboard home page. These are preliminary data, and may be updated over time. Downloadable state and county snapshot reports are also available. CHCF has prepared a short explainer, with graphics, on how to use the dashboard and easily create your county’s report.
40 AmeriCorps VISTA Members to Work with California Opioid Safety Coalitions
AmeriCorps VISTA is recruiting and hiring up to 40 people to be placed in California opioid safety coalitions. These full-time VISTA members can support coalitions in a range of capacities, including project management, preparing materials, outreach and materials development, or other duties as defined by coalition leadership. If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorp VISTA member, or want to help recruit VISTA members in your community, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.