Arizona Public Health Association

Improving the Health of Arizona's Communities


Fall 2017 Conference & Annual Meeting - Arizona's Opioid Epidemic

  • 28 Sep 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Desert Willow Conference Center


It's no secret that Arizona and the U.S. are in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. Public health professionals, healthcare providers, managed care organizations and first responders have been implementing interventions to improve prescribing practices, better manage addiction, and quickly intervene during overdoses to mitigate the epidemic- yet the crisis has worsened. Policy makers in Arizona and across the nation, including the governor, have taken note and are prioritizing resources and policy directives to mitigate the crisis. 

This important Arizona Public Health Association conference, titled Arizona's Opioid Epidemic: Evidence - Interventions - Policy, will present recent Arizona opioid epidemic data and will explore interventions and future policy initiatives within public health, healthcare and managed care systems, first responders, state government, and county health departments to mitigate the epidemic. 

We will also conduct our annual AzPHA members meeting during the conference as well as hear from Jon Perez, a top official with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) regarding the latest developments at the national level.

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This conference is accredited for 5.25 CECH for CHES.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is a Designated Multiple Event Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.



In the meanwhile, please check out our Annual Award Nominations by clicking here!

More information on sponsorship and exhibits can be found in our packet and can be registered through here. 

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