Opioid Toolkit: A Professional Aid Created for Understanding the Opioid Crisis
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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The Opioid Toolkit is a presentation that guides individuals through resources and information to better understand the opioid crisis at a community level. The Opioid Toolkit explores five sections: publicly available datasets; connecting community partners; increasing staff knowledge; creating community outreach; and combating professional burnout.

Speaker Bio:

* Margaret Sullivan is an assistant professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. She completed a doctorate in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. She also has a Master’s in Information Systems and a Master’s in Library Science from Drexel University. Her research areas of interest focus on the health-seeking behaviors and patterns of disadvantaged populations, with a focus on the opioid-use population. Dr. Sullivan studies the impact that information access, information literacy, health literacy, and reading and literacy has had in affecting the health and well-being of the people that she studies. She also studies, publishes on, and advocates for the universal human right to credible health information.

* As a recent Master of Social Work graduate from Florida State University, Carli Lucius’ interests in Child Welfare, Trauma, Grief, and Research led her to her current work with the Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center). Ms. Lucius is employed at the CFC Center as a Program Associate and Community Outreach Specialist. Ms. Lucius leads the team in outreach efforts on their "ROTA-RC" project, where the CFC Center functions as the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center serving Region Four (ROTA-RC). Ms. Lucius conducts outreach to ensure all community members, librarians, direct service providers, and other key stakeholders are aware of and participate in the free services offered through the ROTA-RC.

Statement of Relevance

This presentation addresses health information resources and data and increases health information access and use and the NNLM/NLM/NIH initiative of substance abuse.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of improving health literacy by increasing health equity through information.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  1. Locate publicly available datasets and customization to fit participant and community needs.
  2. Understand self-care to avoid professional burnout.
  3. Navigate resources from the webinar.
  4. Learn about the opioid crisis and a toolkit for action steps.
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Class Details

Date(s): February 27, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: MLA
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 2.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Sarah Fischer
Technical Assistance: Dasha Maye

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