Free Zoom Webinar
Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has expanded to levels of dependency in many individuals. 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. Updates about treatment, services, solutions, and resources exist here in Hawaii to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.
1. Review approved medications to treat opioid use disorder.
2. Discuss opioid intervention and updates about management of opioid use disorder.
3. Summarize referral resources and services are available for opioid-dependent clients in Hawaii and how to assist in the coordination of care.
Trainers – Heather Lusk, MSW, Executive Director of Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center and Christina Wang, DNS, Nurse Practitioner at Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center
Join us for a menthol and flavored tobacco summit featuring two experts on flavored tobacco control policy and health economics.
Dr. Valerie Yerger is an Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences and in the Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Yerger is a trained naturopathic physician and has focused on tobacco usage as a social justice issue that disproportionately affects marginalized communities.
Dr. Frank Chaloupka, an internationally recognized economist for his study of the economics of tobacco control, is a research professor in the Division of Health Policy and Administration of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
We will also be recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations with our annual Alaka‘i Awards.