Opioid Overdose Prevention Director
Minnesota Department of Health
St. Paul, MN
Kate Erickson is the Opioid Overdose Prevention Director for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Prior to working at the MDH, Erickson worked in community health centers (FQHCs) and with an accountable care organization (ACO) as the Integrated Care Program Manager, running programs in care coordination, chemical health, advocacy services, SBIRT implementation, and behavioral health integration. Erickson is passionate about trauma-informed care and health equity. Erickson’s work includes improving chronic pain management and opioid prescribing guidelines, motivational interviewing training, and launching clinic-based buprenorphine programs. Erickson brings over 15 years of experience in community organizing, strategic planning, program development, group facilitation, staff supervision, advocacy, and teaching.
Tuesday, April 23
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM