Overdose Prevention Strategies
In this session, presenters will reveal lessons learned from the expansion of opioid harm reduction services in rural Spanish-speaking New Mexico. They will provide practical tools to those implementing opioid overdose prevention education in diverse communities, especially Spanish-speaking ones. They will describe challenges identified with the state’s new efforts to provide opioid education to Spanish speakers, including the translation of materials and organization and design of overdose prevention trainings. To help participants avoid having their important anti-stigma and harm reduction efforts get lost in translation when reaching out to non-English speaking populations, presenters will provide examples of common translation pitfalls coupled with practical solutions. Most importantly, these presenters will describe means to better understand how a community experiences stigma and marginalization so that overdose prevention educators can lower an audience’s barriers to accepting harm reduction.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.