didgʷálič immersion training

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00 am PST Hosted by didgʷálič Wellness Center

Selected tribal health teams who would like to or are currently providing treatment for patients with opioid use disorder are invited to a two-day orientation and training with the didgʷálič immersion program.

The training will be structured with the first half of each day being held at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes, Washington, followed by afternoons spent observing and interacting with the clinicians and staff at the didgʷálič Wellness Center.

Teams selected are those who are in a position to champion change at their tribe and provide care to patients with opioid use disorder within the primary care, behavioral health or opioid treatment program setting. 

6 tribal health teams have been selected to participate, with a maximum of 30 individual participants, based on interest level and geographic distribution throughout Indian Country.

The didgʷálic (deed-gwah-leech) Wellness Center – owned and operated by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community – is a multi-specialty community health organization that provides counseling, medication, primary care, and social services to both Native and non-Native patients with substance use and behavioral health disorders. Through applying community knowledge and evidence-based medicine, didgʷálic has helped turned the tide of the epidemic at Swinomish. Watch this video to learn more about the didgʷálič Wellness Center’s unique treatment model. To learn more visit: didgwalic.com.

This video was produced by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Tribal Opioid Response Project, which is dedicated to providing important resources to prevent opioid misuse, helping those in treatment, and empowering American Indian and Alaska Native community members with knowledge so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. To learn more visit: npaihb.org/opioid.

Where: Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr, Anacortes, WA 98221 Google Map

Cost: Free

Download the Training Agenda

Download the Following Presentations

  • The Data Behind the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country
  • Trauma and Addiction/Trauma Informed Care
  • Ending the Opioid Crisis: Recommendations for Elected Leadership
  • The didgʷálič Model for Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country
  •  Screening, Treatment, Management of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Infectious Disease Work-up for Patients on MAT
  • Introduction to Harm Reduction

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