Eastern Oregon Summit to Reduce Rx Abuse

April 24, 2015 – La Grande

Eastern-OregonThere were almost 140 people in attendance at the Eastern Oregon Summit to Reduce Rx Abuse held on April 24, 2015 in La Grande. Participants represented health systems, law enforcement, tribes, local government, substance abuse treatment agencies, community organizations and other statewide and local organizations.

The summit produced a list of action steps and identified champions in the regions. Local providers in Eastern Oregon and EOCCO leaders have stepped up to the challenge. These leaders have made commitments to implement health system strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse in the region, including the formation of a regional opioid prescribing group to promote a community standard for safe treatment of pain.

Summary of action steps: Eastern Oregon Summit to Reduce Rx Abuse Summary

Final Agenda: Eastern-Oregon-Summit-Final-Agenda

PRESENTATIONS

Eastern Oregon Summit to Reduce Rx Abuse
April 24, 2015 – La Grande

Plenary: Creating a Better Pathway to Care

Eastern Oregon Summit to Reduce Rx Abuse
Dwight Holton, C.E.O., Lines for Life

Data on 15 Years of Aggressive Opioid Prescribing in Oregon
Lisa Millet, M.S.H., Manager, Oregon Public Health Division, Injury and Violence Prevention Program

State of the Region
Elizabeth White, M.P.A., OrCRM Coalition Coordinator, Lines for Life

Rx Diversion in Union County
Kelsie McDaniel, District Attorney, Union County District Attorney’s Office
USCO Detective Ken Woodward

Panel Session: Initiatives to Decrease Pills in Circulation

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Practices
Jim Shames, M.D., Medical Director, Jackson County Health and Human Services

Managing Long-Term, Non-Cancer Pain without Opioids
Catriona Buist, Psy.D., Clinical Director, Progressive Rehabilitation Associates

Group Discussion 1A: Panel Session: Reducing Pills in Circulation

Oregon’s PDMP 101
Lisa Millet, M.S.H., Manager, Oregon Public Health Division, Injury and Violence Prevention Program

Health System and Health Plan Practices for Reducing Pills in Circulation
Charles Hofmann, M.D., Eastern Oregon CCO Clinical Consultant

Overcoming Barriers to Expanded Use of Non-Opioid Therapies to Manage Persistent Pain
Mark Altenhofen, M.S., C.E.O., Oregon Pain Advisors, LLC

Group Discussion 1B: Panel Session: Reducing the Volume of Unwanted Pills

Encouraging Pharmacies to Implement Take Back Programs
John Eaton, R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy, Yellowhawk Tribal Health

Group Discussion 2A: Panel Session: Improving Access to Treatment

Overdose Prevention in the Portland Metro Area
Kim Toevs, M.P.H., Adolescent Health Promotion & STD/HIV/HCV Programs Manager, Multnomah County

Expanding Access to Agonist and Antagonist Therapies for Opioid Use Disorders
John W. McIlveen, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., Operations and Policy Analyst/State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA), Manager/Healthcare Professionals Service Program (HPSP), Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH)

Improving Access to Treatment
Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., Professor, OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Improving Access to Treatment: A Local Perspective
Joel Rice, M.D., Grande Ronde Recovery, Blue Mountain Associates

Group Discussion 2B: Panel Session: Educating the Public about the Problem

Developing a Public Education Campaign on Opiates
Samantha Kaan, M.P.H., Public Health Project Specialist, Community Health Services, Multnomah County

Group Discussion 2C: Compassionate-Based Patient Conversations

Compassionate-Based Patient Conversations
Jim Shames, M.D., Medical Director, Jackson County Health and Human Services
Laura Heesacker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Behavioral Health Consultant