FMX Out and Abouts

Out and Abouts are designed to provide you with a learning opportunity that extends beyond the convention center. Separate fee and registration required.

2019 FMX Out and About: CeaseAddiction

Location: Temple University
Date & time: Wednesday, September 25,  7:15 am – 12:30 pm 
CME Credits: 3.0
Fee: $250

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:

  • PHASeS is a trauma-informed collaborative that focuses on improving the climate and safety of local elementary and high schools with an emphasis on trauma-informed education and counseling as well as neighborhood violence prevention services. PHASeS acts as the vaccination arm of CeaseAddiction to assist in prevention of opioid use disorder within communities.
  • SMARRT is a community-based effort to address the spread of existing and developing opioid use disorder within communities through mobile social service teams that identifies critical social needs as well as facilitate social capital for individuals to negative the negative effects of trauma on health specifically related to opioid use disorder. Particular attention will be paid on ensuring access to quality housing that facilitates as housing as health care model for individuals at risk for opioid use disorder.
  • BEgin the tUrn seeks to become the standard for community engagement and intervention to address the overdose crisis with communities. It is a trauma-informed community-based intervention program addressing the overdose crisis, in turn, addressing stigma, prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and reentry services. The approach includes community engagement, education, stigma reduction, and pathways to recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the mobile care delivery unit where individuals receive both behavioral health care and pharmacologic treatment for opioid use disorder.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of trauma and trauma informed care in providing care to patients and communities struggling with opioid use disorder
  • Discuss critical elements of a community engagement strategy that includes prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and integration services
  • Identify community partners and opportunities to develop community-based solutions to addressing the overdose crisis and opioid use disorder within practice areas. 


7:15 a.m. Bus picks up from convention center
7:30 a.m. Bus departs for Temple University
8 - 11:30 a.m. CME session
11:45 a.m. Bus picks up from Temple University
12:00 p.m. Bus departs for convention center
12:30 p.m. Bus arrives at convention center

Schedule times are subject to change.