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Region VIII In-Person Opioid Meeting

About the Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to engage with key Federal and regional partners to address opioid prevention-treatment-recovery while providing a forum to learn about available resources, identify opportunities for technical assistance, and establish collaborative next steps.

Registration is required but there is no cost. No food or beverages will be provided.

Hosted by: Region VIII Opioid Addiction Consultation Team:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    • Office of the Regional Director (ORD)
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
    • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    • Indian Health Services (IHS)
    • Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
    • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Administration for Children and Families
    • Office of the Inspector General
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Agency Advisors:
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Consultation Activities:
  • Provide subject matter and programmatic expert consultation to states, tribes and local communities on topics related to Opioid Addiction such as: policy, finance, data collection & evaluation, clinical practice standards, provider education and training, community education & prevention, clinical program development and implementation (e.g., SBIRT, MAT, PDMP, EHR, Recovery), pharmaceutical expertise, harm reduction & opioid overdose prevention, collaboration and coordination with 1st responders (e.g. LE, EMS, Fire, Forest Service), child welfare, veterans administration, etc.
  • Identify and coordinate Federal, State, Tribal and local resources/grants/technical assistance to support state, tribal, local community response to prescription drug misuse & opioid addiction.
  • Strategic review of State and Tribal policies, rules, and laws that support and guide State, Tribal, and local prescription drug misuse and opioid addiction response strategies.
  • Facilitate regular educational conference calls and opportunities for dialogue between and among State, Tribal, local and Regional Federal leadership.
  • Host bi-annual Federal Drug Take Back Day events.