Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia

We are asking physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners AND OTHER SUD HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS to complete an online survey, Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia, designed to assess providers’ availability and willingness to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The resulting data will be used to help improve public policy to better address the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. This research project is a joint effort of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), Marshall Health, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University (WVU) under the direction of Garrett Moran, PhD, at WVU and Lyn O’Connell, PhD, at Marshall Health.

 

This survey link will be e-mailed directly from the WV DHHR to WV Medicare and Medicaid service providers. The survey may be accessed directly through the following link: https://bit.ly/2VokOBZ

 

Additionally, the survey is also available on the WV Rural Health Association’s blog page at https://bit.ly/2LJEwIZ. Voluntarily completing this survey should take no more than 7 to 10 minutes of your time and requires no examination of records. Your answers will remain completely confidential. Before completing the survey, or at any time, you may ask questions of the individuals administering it by contacting Brianna Sheppard, PhD, at 304-293-1444 or absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu. WVU IRB acknowledgment of this protocol is on file.

 

Project Coordinator Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery Project

Project Coordinator

Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery Project

 

The West Virginia University School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Project Coordinator for the Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery (STAR) grant. This position is grant-funded through September 30, 2019 and we anticipate a strong likelihood of funding renewal. The STAR project is part of WVU’s role in West Virginia’s Statewide Opioid Response. The Coordinator position will focus on administrative coordination of the STAR project, academic support to social work students participating in the STAR program, engagement with community-based providers, and interface with STAR project leaders. Apply online here.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN US AT THE WV ADDICTION CONFERENCE….  conference registration deadline is October 12th.

 

I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall (See attached Agenda).  The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing and other relevant topics of interest.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated 3-hour CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area.  For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians.  CMEs/CEUs/CLEs are provided for:  Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, AMA-Physicians & PAs, AOA-WVOMA, LPC, Lawyers (approved for 24 CEs; including 23.10 in substance abuse credits), Dentists and Pharmacists.

 

As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office.

 

The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state.  To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians.  As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education

 

We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event.  The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at www.wvmphp.org by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email. 

 

Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

October 19-21

Embassy Suites, Charleston

20.75 hrs. CME

 24 total CLE credits

including 23.10 substance abuse credits for lawyers

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 (seating is limited)

 

 

Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.

You are invited to attend the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.   The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  This outstanding conference aimed at medical professionals brings in experts from West Virginia and around the country to discuss addiction and treatment issues and share best practices.  This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area.  For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians.  There is additional CME /CEUs for multiple other disciplines as well.    

As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office. 

The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state.  To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians.  As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education.   

We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event.  The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at www.wvmphp.org by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email.