This session will highlight best practices related to preventing substance misuse in a data-driven, community-wide comprehensive manner. From the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the presenter will identify national best practices for community prevention coalitions to plan, implement, and evaluate across CADCA's Seven Strategies for Community Change to specifically impact population-level reductions in medicine misuse and abuse. Discussion will cover the tools and resources developed by CADCA to address the prescription drug issue with scale and scope in diverse communities.
From Carter County, Kentucky, which was at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, the presenter will describe organization and funding to plan and implement evidence-based, data-driven, comprehensive strategies. The county’s prescription misuse and abuse rates for middle and high school students dropped from among the nation’s highest to below national averages. Secondary effects were seen in both school achievement and employability. Participants will learn which sectors need to be involved and how to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to achieve population-level reductions in prescription misuse and abuse at the community level.
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.