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Substance use disorder webinars

Interact for Health has a longstanding commitment to provide education and convening opportunities to grantees and community partners. In 2020, we were challenged to offer these important opportunities during a pandemic. The team working to address the opioid epidemic launched a popular webinar series that has become a new way to connect with people in our 20 county service area and beyond. We are sharing the webinar recordings and other meeting materials as a resource to the community.     

Reducing the Stigma of Addiction: Webinar and Toolkit, Oct. 21, 2020

Learn about the negative effects of the stigma of addiction and a multimedia campaign that aims to address stigma.

The State of Recovery Housing in Greater Cincinnati, Nov. 18, 2020

Learn about recovery housing in Greater Cincinnati and get an overview of a Recovery Housing Gap Analysis and Database conducted by Miami University through funding from Interact for Health.

Harm Reduction with Emma Roberts, Dec. 8, 2020

Emma Roberts of the National Harm Reduction Coalition discusses harm reduction best practices, stigma, COVID-19's effect on harm reduction and more.

Addressing Racial Equity in Recovery, Jan. 29, 2021

Learn about addressing racial equity in recovery, including actionable steps that treatment providers, community partners, grantees and recovery stakeholders can take to reduce racial harm and pivot toward equity.

Harm Reduction Supply Dispensing Machine, Feb. 25, 2021

Learn about an innovative solution to delivering harm reduction services: a harm reduction supply dispensing machine. Chelsi Cheatom of Trac-B Exchange discusses the first program in the nation, which was established in 2017, as well as data about program use, the demographics of participants and preliminary outcomes. In addition, Suzanne Bachmeyer and Midge Hines of Caracole Inc. share information about the first harm reduction supply dispensing machine pilot program in Greater Cincinnati, which launched in February 2021.

Update on State-level Opioid Epidemic Initiatives, March 17, 2021

Learn more about state-level responses, goals and priorities for the opioid epidemic and addiction in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Recovery Housing and Landlord Tenant Laws, Part 1: What You Need to Know, April 21, 2021

Learn how landlord tenant laws apply to recovery housing, how to ensure your recovery house complies with landlord tenant laws, and steps you can take to be in compliance.

Kentucky Recovery Housing, May 4, 2021

Learn about the Kentucky recovery housing landscape, including legal concerns to consider when operating a recovery house and steps you can take to be in compliance.

Recovery Housing and Landlord Tenant Laws, Part 2: Understanding Common Issues, May 6, 2021

Learn how landlord tenant laws apply to recovery housing, how to ensure your recovery house complies with landlord tenant laws, and steps you can take to be in compliance.

Addiction Advocacy Update for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Aug. 23, 2021

Learn about addiction advocacy efforts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, including how changes in individual states’ funding are affecting addiction services, new legislation related to addiction, and what Interact for Health's advocacy partners do to support addiction advocacy efforts and the resources they have available. 

Stigma, Substances and Policy: How Language Drives Change, Sept. 24, 2021

Stigma associated with substance use and addiction remains one of the biggest barriers to treatment for millions of people in the U.S. How can we transform the way staff approach and deliver services while fostering engagement among clients in recovery? This talk examines factors involved in stigma and discrimination and offers evidence-based strategies on how to overcome them.

QRT and Pre-Arrest Diversion Learning Collaborative, Oct. 28, 2021

This convening includes discussions of a QRT evaluation study and the efforts to expand quick response teams in Hamilton County, an update on the LEAD Initiative in Hamilton County and the sharing of a useful tool for all teams.

Harm Reduction with National Expert Monique Tula, Dec. 16, 2021

Monique Tula, Executive Director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition, discusses the history of harm reduction, the evolution of the harm reduction movement, the stigma of harm reduction and the intersection of harm reduction and health equity.

Realworks: Integrating Technology and Innovation in Addiction Services to Improve Patient Outcomes, Jan. 28, 2022

Learn about Realworks, a provider-led fund focused on innovation in addiction services. It develops and pilots, right here in Greater Cincinnati, new technologies that have the potential to make an immediate impact as well as to scale nationally. 

Update on State-level Opioid Epidemic Initiatives, March 22, 2022

Hear from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana's top drug policy officials about successes and losses from current legislative sessions; opportunities for community support and engagement; the planning and implementation of 988, America’s Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline; and the distribution and spending of funds from the opioid legal settlement.

Addressing Stigma in Health Care, April 14, 2022

Examine how stigma associated with substance use and addiction is a barrier for people seeking health care.

Equity in Recovery Housing, June 14, 2022

Explore the recovery housing landscape for the LGBTQ+ and African American communities and for people who have a disability.

Implementing a Harm Reduction Supply Dispensing Program, July 28, 2022

The webinar discusses the successes and challenges of a pilot program in Cincinnati, including planning, implementation, data, evaluation and client engagement, along with information about the implementation of another machine in rural Brown County, Ohio.