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Jan. 30th-31st (Pendleton): Opioid Addiction & Treatment Training for Traditional Health Workers

NEOAHEC is proud to partner with the Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) to sponsor an "Opioid Addiction & Treatment: A Training for Traditional Health Workers" in Pendleton on January 30th and 31st. The two-day workshop will provide an engaging overview of the science and social impacts of opioid addiction on individuals and families.

Designed for both Community Health Workers and other Traditional Health Workers, this training will address addiction as a coping and survival mechanism in response to biological, epigenetic, and social influences. The goal is to move away from the stigma and shame of addiction and toward support and treatment.


  • The biological, epigenetic, and social origins of addiction
  • Historical and current-day context for opioid use and addiction
  • Signs, symptoms, and impacts of opioid addiction on individuals and families
  • High-level overview of evidence-based Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) model, especially emphasizing best practices of a comprehensive and team-centered approach
  • Local MAT treatment resources specific to the county where the training is being held
  • Naloxone training, including history and context, how to obtain and administer, and the importance of immediate follow-up post-administration
  • Specifics of the CHW/THW role in the MAT treatment team, including role play and application exercise

Registration is $10. Light refreshments are provided, but lunch is on your own from noon-1 P.M.

Register Here!

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM
Location: Pendleton
Cost: $10