County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and the
Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Presents a Special Training on
The Opioid Crisis: State and County Efforts to Combat the Epidemic
Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Lecture Hall-Building A-7, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Gary Tsai, MD, FAPA, FASAM, Medical Director and Science Officer, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control County of Los Angeles, Dept of Public Health
Stephen J. Wirtz, PhD, Safe & Active Communities (SAC) Branch, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Bradley Carow, LMFT, Therapist- Grandview Foundation
Bill Tarkanian, JD, LAADC, Director of Program Development – Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (La Cada)
The opioid epidemic is one of the fastest growing and most complex public health concerns confronting communities across the United States. Although California’s 2016 opioid-related overdose death rate was 4.9 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, there have still been alarming increases in various opioid-related metrics across the State. Locally, Los Angeles County (LAC) has experienced concerning increases in opioid-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits from 2008 – 2014, along with recent increases in fentanyl-related overdoses.
This Lecture Series presentation will focus on understanding the epidemiology of the opioid crisis, as well as the State and local efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Representatives from both the California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will discuss efforts occurring across the State and County, respectively, to address the emergence of the opioid epidemic. Efforts include establishing a statewide network of community coalitions to comprehensively address the opioid crisis, along with targeted efforts to expand the adoption of safe opioid prescribing, and access to Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) and the opioid overdose prevention medication, naloxone.
A panel discussion will follow these presentations, featuring representatives from SAPC’s specialty substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider network. These providers will discuss their perspective on the opioid crisis, as well as their efforts to implement MAT programs to help address the epidemic.
By the conclusion of the presentation, participants should be able to:
Discuss the prevalence and examine trends of the opioid epidemic in California generally and Los Angeles in particular.
Identify and specify at least 3 strategies occurring across the State and locally to address the opioid crisis.
Describe and summarize at least 2 considerations required in implementing MAT programs.
The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445- 1119), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of IMQ/CMA Institute for Medical Quality, a subsidiary of the California Medical Association, through the joint providership of L.A. Care Health Plan, L.A. County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (DPH SAPC), and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (UCLA ISAP). L.A. Care Health Plan is accredited by IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. L.A. Care Health Plan designate this live educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. L.A. Care Health Plan Provider Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content..
L.A. Care Health Plan is an approved Continuing Education Provider (CEP13731) by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program is approved and live course meets the qualifications of 3 hours of continuing education (CE) credits for RNs and NPs as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 11075 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025) or by phone (310-267-5397).
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