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Harm Reduction in Oregon

A MEDS Ed seminar

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This session of CareOregon Pharmacy’s MEDS Ed program highlights harm reduction strategies, how to talk about drug user health, as well as overdose reversal training.

Key Session Takeaways

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  • There are two different ways we talk about harm reduction: policies that advance social justice for people who use drugs, and the clinical practice that supports reducing substance use related harm to improve quality of life. Part 1 – 5:06
  • While there has been a reduction in prescription opioid use, this has been accompanied by increases in deaths from heroin and fentanyl. Part 1 – 9:30
  • Healthcare providers need to embrace Naloxone kits, sometimes reducing community overdoses by over 45%. Part 1 – 18:07

Featured Speakers

  • Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine & Public Health – Oregon Health & Science University
  • Justine Pope, MPH
  • Haven Wheelock, MPH
  • Kelsi Junge, MPH – Program Supervisor – Multnomah County Health Department
  • Trista Boudon CADC 1, CGAC-R, CRM – SUD Counselor; Recovery Mentor Team Lead – Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare
  • Bradley Balcuns CRM, PSS – Peer Support Specialist – Columbia Community Mental Health
  • Regina Halverson CRM, PSS – Peer Support Specialist – Columbia Community Mental Health
  • Lisa Meere QMHA, CRM, PSS – Peer Support Specialist – Columbia Community Mental Health
  • Oyinda Osibanjo, PhD, MPH, RPh – Senior Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator – CareOregon
  • Melissa Brewster, PharmD – Senior Pharmacist – CareOregon

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Harm Reduction in Oregon (Parts 1-8) - A MEDS Ed Seminar:

Individual presentations:

Panel Q&A:

Harm Reduction in Oregon: Panel Q&A (8/8):

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