Healthy Communities Coalition Meets Via Zoom April 8

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts it’s April meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9am via Zoom. Please join us for member updates and introductions, plus presentations by guest speakers. Special presentations will address training opportunities for farmworkers and their families; Nevada Legal Services for low income Nevadans; and ODMAP, an initiative to develop and implement a multiagency response plan for any spikes in drug overdoses.

Cecilia Alonso, Workforce Development Coordinator with the Nevada Human Development Corporation, will describe the services of NHDC, which assists farmworkers and their families in the Northern Nevada area in obtaining permanent and higher paying employment opportunities. Services include vocational training; English-as-a-Second-Language; on-the-job training; direct job placement/job development and referral; training-related support services; counseling and Case Management. These programs are funded through a variety of contracts with federal, state, local, and private funding sources.

Attorney Megan Backsen of Nevada Legal Services will describe some of the free services of the non-profit organization providing civil legal aid to low income Nevadans in all counties. Their Pro Bono attorneys offer education on legal issues around criminal record sealing, housing, estate planning, Indian Legal Issues, Immigration, employment, etc.

Kate Castro of HCC will describe the ODMAP initiative. Nevada consistently has some of the highest rates of drug overdose mortality in the nation. Using ODMAP enables more rapid analysis and dissemination of overdose and naloxone administration data so communities can develop tailored intervention strategies. To date, at least one agency from all 16 of Nevada’s counties and one independent city in Nevada have registered with ODMAP. The Nevada Office of the Attorney General is working with communities to develop and implement an overdose spike response plan and, ultimately, a multiagency response plan that includes public safety, public health, community partners, behavioral health professionals, health care providers, and elected officials that will include pre-spike, mid-spike, and post-spike activities.

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Join the Zoom meeting Thursday April 8 from 9am until 11am.

Meeting ID: 897 5431 1274

Password: 147839

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