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Innovations in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Care Learning Series Session 1: OUD Recovery and Treatment in Rural Communities

Wed, 9/13/2023 at 9:00 am - Wed, 9/13/2023 at 10:00 am (PDT)

Join Comagine Health for Innovations in OUD Care, a learning series focusing on new and promising innovations in caring for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) featuring subject matter experts and people with lived experience. Participants will learn how to adopt these models and improve care in their communities. There is no cost to participate. 

This series is for anyone working with people experiencing opioid use disorder including State Departments of Health, county-based public health and harm reduction professionals, primary care providers, behavioral health and SUDP providers and MOUD treatment providers.

Topics Include:

  • OUD Recovery and Treatment in Rural Communities
  • OUD and Pain Management Best Practices
  • Doulas Role in Perinatal OUD Care
  • Treating OUD in Correctional Facilities
  • MOUD Telehealth Treatment and Community Integration 
  • Pharmacy Integration in OUD Care

Series Schedule

These hourlong events will be held at 9 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT and noon ET on the following dates:

  • Sept. 13, 2023
  • Oct. 11, 2023
  • Nov. 8, 2023
  • Dec. 13, 2023
  • Jan. 10, 2024
  • Feb. 14, 2024

Session 1: OUD Recovery and Treatment in Rural Communities

“People in recovery in a small community ask themselves who they can trust and how sharing their story may work against them.” - Bri McNeley

Bri McNeley serves as program manager at Peer Olympia, where her work involves support of the whole person. Her organization envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health and well-being, personal development and compassionate support of one another. Bri grew up in Montesano, a rural community in Grays Harbor County in Washington state with a population of just over four thousand. Bri will share her lived experience of seeking recovery resources in a rural community and the journey she has taken in the past 17 years as a person in recovery.

Bri will be joined by two other panelists to discuss innovative approaches to OUD care in Grays Harbor County and learn about the Moore Wright Group’s embedded peer recovery coach program. We will learn how county public health supports MOUD treatment and recovery through partnership with jails, medical providers, behavioral health providers, and social service community partners.  

Featured Panelists

  • Bri McNeley is program manager at Peer Olympia and a person with lived experience.
  • Wilma Weber is a community health specialist and has worked at Grays Harbor Public Health in Washington State since 2005.
  • Jennifer “JC” Colley is a peer specialist with the Moore Wright Group in Grays Harbor County.
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