Transforming our Communities: Sharing Innovations to Reduce Harms for People Who Use Drugs

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 07:30 AM until 11:00 AM
Day 2:
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 07:30 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

University of Washington - Addictions, Drugs and Alcohol Institute


Contact Hours: 3.50

Training Overview Description


Day One, June 7, 7:30am - 11:00pm (AK Time)

Statewide gathering to hear from people with lived experience about barriers and successes in accessing compassionate and effective services, hear about responses to the 2021 statewide syringe services programs survey, discuss how to inform and direct policy, and identify innovations and opportunities for transformations.

Day Two, June 8, 7:30am - 11:00pm (AK time)


· Adolescents and young adults - substance use disorder/opioid use disorder

· Coalition building to impact/direct/inform policy

· Preliminary findings from the distribution of safer smoking supplies

Reconvene to hear highlights from day two tracks, document challenges, innovations, transformations, improving how we work with and serve people who use drugs.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone in Washington State who uses drugs, has family members and loved ones who use drugs, serves people who use drugs, serves people seeking and/or receiving treatment and other services for drug use, etc. Examples of individuals and organizations to participate include:

· people with lived/living experience

· providers of all types (medical, pharmacy, pediatric, etc.)

· care managers and navigators

· peers

· substance use disorder professionals and treatment agency staffs

· housing and housing support services

· those in the criminal legal system

· Federally Qualified Health Centers

· health systems and administrators

· behavioral health providers and agencies

· opioid treatment programs

· syringe services programs

· harm reduction providers and programs

· Tribal and Urban Indian programs

· Behavioral health administrative services organizations

· students and educators

· emergency departments

· residential services providers and agencies

· legislators

· policy makers

· committee members focusing on behavioral health

· anyone else who would like to attend

Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.