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2018 USPHS IPEC Award: ETSU Responds to the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)


The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce its final 2018 webinar featuring a presentation by the 2018 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award winners from East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

 ETSU’s multidisciplinary opioid program recently received the 2018 U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) IPEC Award which recognizes collaborators in health professional schools that take a unique approach to addressing public health issues.
 
Drs. Robert Pack and Angela Hagaman along with their clinical partner Alice McCaffrey will provide key insights on the goals, public health significance, rationale, and results of their award-winning project East Tennessee State University Responds to the Opioid Epidemic Through Interprofessional Education, Community Engagement, Research, and Clinical Care. Webinar panelists will share remarks on how their innovative approach and collaborative partnerships have impacted the prevention and treatment of substance abuse throughout east Tennessee and the region.                     

Panelists for the webinar include:

  • Robert P. Pack, PhD, MPH, ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, ETSU College of Public Health
  • Angela Hagaman, MA, LPCA, Operations Director, ESTU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Alice McCaffrey, Director, Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition


Health professions faculty, students, and clinicians will discover best practices that they can use to assist with IPE efforts at their home institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key structure of the innovative IPE project East Tennessee State University Responds to the Opioid Epidemic Through Interprofessional Education, Community Engagement, Research, and Clinical Care
  • Demonstrate the relationship between interprofessional practice, outcomes, and impact
  • Share key lessons learned in developing, implementing, and assessing IPE and community health needs


Continuing Education Credits: Eligible attendees may receive one Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit or one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) works with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to provide CPH credits.
 
NOTE: This webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.


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SPEAKERS
                         Robert P. Pack, PhD, MPH
                         ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
                         Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, ETSU College of Public Health




Dr. Robert Pack is Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, and Director of the ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment.  The Center grew out of a university and community collaborative that was started in 2012 to address the regional problem of prescription opioid abuse.  At least 13 funded projects and dozens of other academic products have grown out of the Working Group.  In 2017, the Center partnered with the region’s largest health system, Ballad Health, and the region’s largest mental healthcare system, Frontier Health, to open a non-profit opioid treatment program in the Northeast Tennessee region.  The clinic, called Overmountain Recovery, is the only clinic in the region that offers both methadone and buprenorphine maintenance therapy, along with counseling, for opioid use disorder.  


Learn more about this speaker here.


                         Angela Hagaman, MA, LPCA
                         Operations Director
                         ESTU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment




Angela Marie Hagaman serves as the Operations Director for the East Tennessee State University Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment. In this role she oversees the NIH funded Diversity Promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) which seeks to find effective ways to improve prescription drug take back efforts and communication between patients, providers and dispensers to prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose related deaths. Ms. Hagaman coordinates a number of community-based prevention initiatives including targeted outreach to the business community.  She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Public Health program at East Tennessee State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA).  She received a Master of Arts in School Counseling in 2007 at Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor of Science in English Secondary Education in 1995 also at Appalachian State University. 


Learn more about this speaker here.


                         Alice McCaffrey
                         Director
                         Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition



​Alice McCaffrey is the Director of the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition and has worked for the Coalition since its start in January 2011. Alice has a BS in Business Administration: Organizational Innovation, is a certified prevention specialist, a graduate of CADCA's National Coalition Academy, and a trainer for the TN ACE Initiative: Building Strong Brains, and Trauma Informed Care. Prior to her work with the Coalition, she facilitated Bristol's community-wide response to Hurricane Katrina (Bristol Cares), Bristol's Weed and Seed, strategic planning for the YWCA Board, and worked with churches to uncover impediments to growth, and facilitated Bristol’s Farmer’s Market Strategic Planning. Currently, she resides in Bristol, TN with her husband, Dave Baldwin.   



MODERATOR
                         Commander Oluchi Elekwachi, PharmD, MPH
                         U.S. Public Health Service
                         Director, Regulatory Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
                         U.S. Food and Drug Administration



Commander (Dr.) Oluchi Elekwachi is a public health pharmacist in the US Public Health Service. She was first called to active duty in May of 2000 as an Ensign with HRSA’s Commissioned Corps Operations Section (CCOS) in Rockville, MD. While there, she developed the Commissioned Corps Procedural Manual and designed the CCOS Web Site. She later served as an assistant project officer for Clinical Pharmacy Demonstration Projects at the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, Office of Pharmacy Affairs. In that position, she also worked to define and develop outcome measures by serving on the HRSA Health Disparities Steering Committee. Her duties also included educating the public on 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program. CDR Elekwachi was later stationed at the CDC/ATSDR where she performed a demographic analysis of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan population in order to provide framework for developing Fish Consumption Advisories for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses of that region.


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