didgʷálič immersion training - Closed Registration

Monday, March 16, 2020 8:00 am PST Hosted by didgʷálič Wellness Center

Due to an overwhelming number of registrants, the March 16th training has reached capacity and additional didgʷálič immersion programs will be taking place! Please consider registering for future didgʷálič immersion programs being held Summer/Fall 2020.

A two day orientation & training for tribal health teams who would like to provide treatment to patients with opioid use disorder are invited to participate in the didgʷálič immersion program.

Both days of the training will be held at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes, Washington and the afternoons spent observing & interacting with the clinicians and staff at the didgʷálič wellness center.

We will select up to 10 health teams to participate who are in position to champion change at their tribe and provide care to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) within the primary care, behavioral health or opioid treatment program treatment setting. Teams might include: Leadership (e.g. tribal health directors, council members, and administrators), clinicians (prescribing MD/DO/NP/PA, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nurse care managers, behavioral health specialists) and quality improvement specialists. Ideally staff will participate as part of a tribal health team that includes someone from leadership, a clinical champion, and one or more other staff member. A maximum of 30 participants will be selected based on their interest 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

Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DidgwalicImmersion

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