Location: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Medical Education and Research Building (MERB)
Date & time: Wednesday, September 5, 7:15 am – 12:30 pm
CME Credits: 3.0
Transportation is provided.
This three-hour interactive session, Philadelphia CeaseAddiction: A Comprehensive Public Health Strategy to tackling the Overdose Crisis, will describe a comprehensive public health approach to addressing the overdose crisis in North Philadelphia. The session will begin with a brief overview of the overdose crisis including a brief history of the Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods in North Philadelphia and how redlining, gentrification, and social policy created centers of poverty that led to health inequity and high prevalence of disease including substance use disorder. To provide a 360-degree public health response to a public health crisis, participants will then learn about CeaseAddiction, a comprehensive strategy that includes prevention, social capital development, harm reduction, treatment, and reintegration. After a brief introduction on the comprehensive program, participants will move into break-out sessions where they will individually learn about each of the components of CeaseAddiction: PHASeS (Philadelphia Health and Safe Schools), SMARRT (Social Medical Addiction Response and Resilience Teams), and BEgin the tUrn: Hope Beyond Addiction:
The session will close with a discussion on tailoring this programming to other settings and bringing lessons learned to practice for participants to identify key elements of trauma-informed care and community engagement in their own communities to address addiction.
7:15 a.m. Bus picks up from convention center
7:30 a.m. Bus departs for Lewis Katz School of Medicine
8 - 11:30 a.m. CME session
11:45 a.m. Bus picks up from Lewis Katz School of Medicine
12:00 p.m. Bus departs for convention center
12:30 p.m. Bus arrives at convention center
Schedule times are subject to change.
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