Tribal Opioid Response meeting hosted by National AI/AN ATTC

Published on April 10, 2019

The National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center hosted the “Tribal Opioid Response Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting” April 10-12, 2019, in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

“This is a meeting where representatives from close to 100 tribes are gathered to discuss and get support for implementing medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction,” says Anne Helene Skinstad, program director of the National AI/AN ATTC. “About 137 tribes received Tribal Opioid Response grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and we are providing technical assistance to all these tribes during their implementation of MAT.”

Session topics included:

  • Response to the National Opioid Epidemic
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment in a Native Community
  • Co-occurence of Mental Health and Opioid Use Disorders
  • Creating Sustainable Programs
  • Developing Health Campaigns and Data Collection
  • Behavioral Health Screening
  • Supporting Parents and Children

The majority of the presenters are native leaders in their field. CPH professors Shelly Campo and Paul Gilbert also gave presentations at the meeting.