Purpose: As we emerge from COVID, the US as a whole, Alaska and Indian Country, in particular, are seeing surges in the ‘syndemic’ of interrelated disease states of sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C virus, HIV and substance use disorder. We can reduce the incidence and impact of the syndemic via policy and practice modifications that fit the context of each community and health facility. These options include expanded screening, amplifying the roles of nursing and pharmacy staff, informatics solutions on the electronic health record, and more. The program will offer a free 2-day in-person training to address the syndemic – with follow up virtual ECHO clinics to continue learning, knowledge sharing and support. The training will provide an overview and present implementation options, and where requested, assist with implementation. The training is not only informational—technical and other support needed to put policy and practice into place is available and encouraged. CE will be provided.

Who should attend: Tribal leaders, decision-makers, administration, physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, behavioral health specialists, nurses, chemical dependency counselors, peer support specialists, medical assistants, community health representatives, tribal community health providers or others interested in learning new skills to effectively address the syndemic.

Where: Hotel Captain Cook, Aft Deck Room, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501; Please note hotel block closes August 7

When: September 10th and 11th, 2024

Draft Agenda: https://npaihborg.box.com/s/y1x98uduuo0nmmsidqjr0hxah6flqu9e

Please complete the registration information below. If you have any questions, requests or comments, please contact Ashley Day (email: aday@npaihb.org)

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* 1. Please Enter Your Contact Information

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* 2. Is your organization affiliated with an IHS (Indian Health Service), Tribal, or Urban (I/T/U) organization. Select one:

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* 3. What is your role?

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* 4. Faculty have requested a completed case presentation form for one of your clients. Download the case presentation form for Substance Use Disorder, HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Peer Recovery Support. How many de-identified clients do you plan to present?

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* 5. Do you plan to participate in-person or virtually via Zoom? 

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* 6. If you are attending In-Person, Do you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions?

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Day, aday@npaihb.org.

The Indian Country ECHO Team