Healthy Communities’ Nov Meeting Includes Naloxone Training

Healthy Communities Coalition’s November breakfast meeting includes a discussion and request for input on the Coalition’s updated Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan, plus a free training on Naloxone and harm reduction. The public meeting is on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9am at the Silver Springs Community Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Street (in the Lahontan Room, on the left side of the building that also houses the Senior Center).

Life Change Center’s Wellness Services Program Director Lisa Lee, M.A., CADC-I, CPRSS, will be providing a one-hour Naloxone training. Naloxone kits will be given to all who attend and complete the training.

Naloxone (sometimes called Narcan) is a medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose caused by use of opiate drugs. When administered in a timely manner, the drug can be effective in saving the life of the individual. The only effect of naloxone is to reverse the effect of opioids. It cannot make a person “high.”

Find out more about coordinated efforts in Nevada to address the opioid crisis by visiting the Nevada Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard https://opioid.snhd.org/

Also on the November agenda, Deputy Director of Healthy Communities, Quinn Cartwright, will lead a discussion and ask for input on the Coalition’s efforts to update its Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan. The previous Plan can be found online at this link: https://cmcgillblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/2016-2018-comm-prev-plan.pdf

Healthy Communities’ Dec-Feb meeting guest speakers are listed below the graphic:

wellness wheel

December 2018 and February 2019 Meeting Guest Speakers:

Thurs Dec 13, 2018 at 9am- Silver Springs Community Center, Lahontan Room
In December the Coalition will have guest speakers from Tu Casa Latina (Daysi Rodriguez and an intern), plus a special holiday season brunch. Tu Casa Latina is dedicated to building a better life for women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence, trafficking, or abuse in northern Nevada. They accomplish this through direct service, education, advocacy, and community involvement. http://www.tucasalatina.org/about/

January 2019: Healthy Communities does not meet in January each year so partners can attend the annual Human Services Network awards breakfast in Reno.

Thurs Feb 14 2019 at 9am – Silver Springs Community Center
One of the Coalition’s February guest speakers will be John Malcolm, Outreach and Prevention Education Specialist with Safe Embrace. The Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders program facilitates the unique connections that community leaders have on our youth by providing them the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among our youth and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. The curriculum consists of a series of trainings that illustrate ways to model respect and promote healthy relationships. These programs cover personal responsibility, insulting language, disrespectful behavior towards women and girls, digital disrespect, consent, bragging about sexual reputation, aggression, relationship abuse, communicating boundaries, promoting equality, rumor spreading, relationship abuse, and healthy relationships, self- image, supporting other students, and challenging harmful gender stereotypes. safeembrace.org

In addition, RJ Ramirez, JOIN, Inc’s Carson City Regional Manager, will describe some of the very helpful services for job seekers and employers that JOIN, Inc offers. join.org

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