The Washington State American Indian & Alaska Native Opioid Response Workgroup was convened in January of 2019 as a short-term workgroup.
The workgroup has been brought together to engage Tribal Leaders, Urban Indian Health leaders, their staff and Indian Health Care Providers (IHCP) in developing goals, objectives and strategies to address the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country.
The workgroup goals, objectives and strategies will inform the Statewide American Indian and Alaska Native Opioid Response Plan to strengthen our efforts to prevent and treat opioid use disorder in our communities. This work is done under SAMSHA State Opioid Response grants funds through a contract with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to the AIHC. Between January and September of 2019. Through the work and recommendations of the workgroup, AIHC will:
- Develop an indigenous methodology for conducting a gaps and resources assessment
- Conduct and present gaps and resources assessment
- Develop workgroup goals, objectives and strategies to address gaps
- Present workgroup goals, objectives and strategies
- Develop and present workgroup sustainability plan
- Host statewide American Indian & Alaska Native Opioid Summit
- Submit final report
Project Manager: Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD, Tlingit
To find out more about this group or to join the meetings please contact Vicki Lowe, email@example.com.