AzCRH Webinar: Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic: Understanding the Problem and Finding Solutions

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April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Peters
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Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic: Understanding the Problem and Finding Solutions

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the ontology of the rising rates of opioid use nationally and in Arizona
  • Understand the deleterious consequences occurring as a result of the rising trends in opioid use
  • Identify solutions that individuals can take across healthcare, substance abuse treatment and the general community

Shana Malone is a Clinical Initiatives Project Manager in the Office of the Director at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Shana oversees the agency initiative to reduce the effects of the opioid epidemic in Arizona. Shana has an M.S. in Human Development with a clinical specialty in family systems therapy and completed her doctoral coursework in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her academic work focused on computational social science, social and emotional development and dynamical systems applications.  Prior to coming to AHCCCS, Shana was the Director of the Statistical Analysis Center at the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission where she developed the original pilot model for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative. Shana has worked on several local and national multi-systemic prevention and evaluation health outcome projects, and she has experience as a therapist in Arizona.

For more information contact Jennifer Peters: • 520.626.2254

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This webinar is made possible through funding provided by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (G22RH24749). Arizona State Office of Rural Health is funded granted through a grant from US Department of Health and Human Services. Grant numberH95RH00102-25-00 This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.

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