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Forum on Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: 9/5, UMass

Sponsored by: Join us on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the UMass Amherst Campus Center for a forum, “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts.” This forum will focus on the numerous ways in which the opioid crisis has impacted Western Massachusetts, with particular attention paid to the social and …

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Webinar (8/7-8/8): Ending homelessness for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders

Please join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network for a 2-day national online conversation about the most effective approaches to ending homelessness for individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Way Home: A Virtual Summit on Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders will run 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) …

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Webinar 7/16: Advancing Health Equity through Housing Law and Policy

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Register today for our next webinar to explore the influence housing laws and policies can have on health in urban and rural communities. Experts from The Network for Public Health Law will provide an introduction to public health law and policy, and explain how laws and policies related to gentrification, …

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Accessing Child Care Vouchers/Head Start: Read On!

On Tuesday, April 30, the Network sponsored a training for over 60 famly shelter and other case managers at Holyoke Community College to learn about recent policy changes impacting (and improving) families’ access to MA child care vouchers. Special thanks to Sara Garvin of New England Farm Workers Council and Dawn DiStefano of Square One …

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Opioid Training in the Berkshires – 5/17, Berkshire Community College

Strategies for Hope: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities Friday May 17, 2019Berkshire Community CollegeRobert Boland TheatrePresented By Berkshire AHEC with educational grants from Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Health Systems, Lee Bank, MountainOne Evidence-based approaches for:Assessment and treatment interventionsSafe prescribingAlternative therapiesStigmaPatient and family educationPatient engagement KeynoteChanging the ConversationRemoving Stigma, Instilling Strength, Opening Hearts, and InspiringChange: Jeffrey Foote, …

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Opioid Training (4/11) and SSI Benefits Training (4/8)

Please take note of these training opportunities in the region: Homeless Provider Summit on the Opioid Epidemic: Wed., April 10, 9 am to 3 pm, Sheraton Springfield Hotel, Springfield. Sponsored by the statewide Health Resources in Action. Promising policies and practices will be shared around the topic of opioid overdose prevention, response and postvention. The …

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