Opioid Epidemic Virtual Field Trip

Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip

Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students

Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.

Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.

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Some of the event’s guests will include:

 

  • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
  • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
  • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.

Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.

Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

WVCTSI announces 3 pilot funding opportunities; multiple information sessions to be held

The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Launch Pilot Grant, Open Competition, and Small Grant funding opportunities. For information on Letter of Intent and full proposal deadlines for fall 2017, visit the WVCTSI funding page.

WVCTSI will also be holding multiple informational sessions to assist anyone interested in applying for funding. 

 Academic-Community Partnership funding available

WVCTSI has joined the The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) centers at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, and Pennsylvania State University to launch a new pilot funding program to support innovative, long-term collaborations between academic medical institutions and community partners with goal of improving health in Appalachia.

The Academic-Community Partnership Program is now accepting letters of intent for projects designed to stimulate the translation of clinical and translational research into effective practice and public policy, in alignment with the mission of the Appalachian Translational Research Network. A unique aspect of this funding stream is that it requires a community partner to serve as co-principal investigator or co-investigator on the grant, and a shared leadership plan must be included in the application. The pilot program will award a total of up to $100,000 in direct costs as a two-year pilot grant to strengthen or support the development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders for translational research. For more information, read the full proposal here. For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact 304-293-6581.