Posts Tagged ‘opioid’

HVCS In The News: Recovery In The Age of COVID-19

Monday, September 21st, 2020

By Dalvin Aboagye

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International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Monday, August 31st, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day – Hudson Valley

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

To learn more, visit our Overdose Awareness Day page.

Saving A Life in the Mid-Hudson

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Narcan overdose kitHVCS employees improve lives each and every day, and may of us feel we are saving lives by encouraging clients to make one healthier decision at a time. Yesterday, members of our team literally saved a life–with one bold decision.

Early in the afternoon, staff in one of our Mid-Hudson offices were notified that someone was unconscious in the parking lot. Jennifer (Director of Education & Prevention), Cameron (PRO Program Supervisor) , and Heather (SEP Prevention Specialist) rushed to assess the situation. An employee from another agency in the building had brought down a Narcan kit but didn’t know if the unconscious individual needed it. Heather quickly checked the person for responsiveness by performing a sternum rub. Since there was no response, Heather administered Narcan. After one dose, the individual started to respond. Police and EMTs arrived and took the person to the hospital.

Heather, thank you for your quick thinking and action. You truly shined, and you’ve made all of us at HVCS very proud. And thanks to Cameron and Jennifer for your support and depth of knowledge too!

Narcan Training For Pleasantville Strong

Friday, May 10th, 2019

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Hudson Valley Community Services joined forces with Pleasantville Strong and several community leaders to offer a free training and certification on how to use Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Pleasantville Strong organized the event at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center in Valhalla, and forty concerned citizens attended. Melissa Shippy, a Senior Program Supervisor here at HVCS, provided the training, and Andrea Parada, Foundation Grants & Fundraising Manager, represented the agency. Speakers included Mt. Pleasant Judge Robert Ponzini, Councilwoman Laura Rogersmalley and Town Police Chief Paul Oliva.

Free Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute in partnership with Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network Performing Provider System (PPS), Westchester County Department of Health, and Hudson Valley Community Services are hosting a Free Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Medical Residents) on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room E, White Plains, NY 10606.

Attached is a flyer with further information, including location, online registration, and more details. Further information will be sent out to confirmed attendees. Registration closes on September 19th at 5:00PM.

Trainer:

Kelly Ramsey, MD, Hudson River Healthcare, Poughkeepsie, NY

Kimberly Sue, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY
Please Note: 4.5 CME Credits will be made available (see attached for how to claim them after the training), and must be claimed no later than October 6th at 8:00PM. This is the first half of the minimum required 8 hours of training, and the second half must be completed online after attendance to the live training. Currently NPs & PAs are required to take an additional 16 hours of online training which is available on the PCSS-MAT website (Part 2).

For more information about NYSDOH (outside of NYC) buprenorphine related trainings, mentoring, coaching, technical assistance and more, please contact us at [email protected].

For more information about NYCDOHMH (NYC/5 boroughs only) buprenorphine related trainings, mentoring, coaching, technical assistance and more, please contact [email protected].

Press from HVCS’ International Overdose Awareness Day Event

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
HVCS' Overdose Awareness Day

Devan Marano shares her personal story at the Overdose Awareness Day observance in Newburgh.

On Friday, August 31, 2018, Hudson Valley Community Services partnered with Catholic Charities’ TEAM Newburgh to hold a local observance of International Overdose Awareness Day in front of HVCS’ Newburgh office.

International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual global event held on August 31st which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

The opioid/heroin addiction crisis has had a profound impact on the Hudson Valley over the past few years. In 2016, 367 residents died from opioid overdoses according to the New York State Heroin and Opioid Task Force, and available data on the first three quarters of 2017 suggests similar totals for last year. The epidemic has had a lasting impact on friends, families and neighborhoods—not to mention those who struggle with addiction. HVCS, other healthcare and social support agencies, law enforcement, and local governments have committed resources to prevent overdose deaths, increase the number of residents who seek help for their addiction disorders, and stem the tide of this epidemic. This event was an opportunity to honor and remember those we have lost to addiction disorders via overdose, and continue to educate the community on available resources.

The Hudson Valley’s International Overdose Awareness Day event featured a forum for personal experience speakers, Narcan trainings, educational opportunities, tributes to those lost to overdose, a social media awareness wall, activities to engage children and youth, and free snacks.

Check out local press coverage of the event:

Spectrum News: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2018/08/31/overdose-awareness-day-hudson-valley

Times Herald Record: Story (http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180831/overdose-survivors-impart-lifesaving-training) and slide show (http://www.recordonline.com/photogallery/TH/20180831/PHOTOGALLERY/831009999/PH/1)

HVCS’ Frank Barone To Speak At Sullivan Co Opioid Abuse Conference

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

HVCS’ Frank Barone, a member of our Syringe Exchange Program staff, will be on the panel at the upcoming 2018 Sullivan County Opioid Abuse Prevention Conference at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Frank is one of the featured local speakers and his segment is entitled, “I Was Twelve: My Story of the Road to Recovery.”

Get all the details and register for the conference here.

Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers: Rockland County

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Saturday, June 30th, 2018
8:00AM-1:00PM

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers. In response to opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Residents are welcome and highly encouraged to attend.
Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs & PAs) are required to obtain a ‘waiver’ to prescribe buprenorphine. To acquire this waiver, physicians are required to complete a standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Residents may also take the course and apply for their waiver once they receive their DEA license. The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a half-and-half format [4.5 hours of in-person training followed up by 3.5 hours of online training]. Upon completion of the required training, providers will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients. Please contact us for further information.

CME CREDITS: The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Trainer: Melissa Weimer DO, MCR, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Albany, NY
Location: Good Samaritan Hospital, 255 Lafayette Avenue, Auditorium, Suffern, NY 10901 Light refreshments will be provided.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/KP557fUfeFJ2
Online Registration: https://goo.gl/kU6mVw
Questions: NYSDOH, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health
Stephen Crowe, 212-417-4558, [email protected]
Belinda Duncan, 212-417-4553, [email protected]

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented by NYSDOH, AIDS Institute in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and in partnership with Westchester Medical Center, Health Care Network.
Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the sponsoring data organization.