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NEOAHEC to Sponsor Opioid Addiction & Treatment Trainings for Traditional Health Workers

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Contact: Meredith Lair

NEOAHEC is proud to partner with the Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) to sponsor "Opioid Addiction & Treatment" training sessions this winter and spring. The two-day workshops 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, the sessions 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.


Pendleton: January 30th-31st

Ontario: February 27th-28th

The Dalles: March 26th-27th

John Day: April 16th-17th

Register Here!