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Non-Opioid Choices Initiative

Sep 29, 2020
4:15 pm 5:30 pm
All, Coalition Academy

The Choice Matters: Non-Opioid Choice Project is a CADCA initiative focused on increasing education and support of non-opioid options for pain management. Learn how PreventionFIRST! is participating and the necessity of raising awareness about these options.

PreventionFIRST! is one of 18 national prevention coalitions selected for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)/Choices Matter Non-Opioid Choices Project. Currently, throughout the United States, opioids are prescribed as one of “the only” options for post-surgical pain. However, with the prevalence and seriousness of opioid misuse and high overdose rates, increasing awareness and education on viable non-opioid options for pain management is a crucial prevention strategy. This session explains available non-opioid choices, importance of educating communities and patients about these options, and ways to ask healthcare providers and lawmakers to support these initiatives.

Learning Objective

  • Identify and understand various non-opioid choices
  • Spread messaging about the need for these options in communities
  • Seek out health providers and lawmakers & ask for support on these initiatives

Amanda Conn-Starner, MS, OCPS, CHES
Director of Community Engagement

Abby Beausir, MPH, OCPS, CHES
Program Manager

This session is provided at no cost.
PF! will be applying for Prevention, Health Education, and Social Work CEUs