Philadelphia Area Resources for COVID-19

Opioid Epidemic Response Training

The Health Federation of Philadelphia believes that every person deserves health care whether or not they are in recovery and works in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to provide programs to train providers how to treat opioid use disorder and conditions related to substance use.

Our trainings emphasize harm reduction, the use of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care settings, trauma informed practice and treatment of comorbidities associated with substance use.

 If you’d like to join our mailing list to be notified of new programs, please contact Caroline Drob, Opioid Response Program Assistant at cdrob@healthfederation.org

*all didactic training will be online unless otherwise noted

 

We offer:

  • 8 Hour Waiver Training
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Preceptor Program for PCPs
  • Monthly MOUD Provider Collaborative
  • 12-Month Series: Treating and Understanding Health Outcomes for People Who Use Drugs

8 Hour Live Waiver Training

Waiver trainings are offered quarterly to enable MD/DOs, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania to prescribe buprenorphine to patients for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  These are accredited for CME through the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and sponsored in coordination with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Health Federation of Philadelphia.  Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA.

Upcoming waiver trainings are scheduled for:

         June 7, 2021 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

MOUD Preceptor Training is designed to address the practical day-to-day questions that arise when treating patients for OUD in primary care settings.  These small group CME accredited trainings offer a full day of didactic training online followed by an individual or small group clinical experience with experienced faculty either online or on-site.  On-site sessions are limited and must be scheduled individually upon receipt of CV, proof of waiver, and medical license.

See below for dates and registration links.

For more information and to register, click on the training date you’d like to attend (online):

          Part A: Tuesday, April 8, 2021 from 8:30 to 4:30 pm 

          Part A: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm

         Part A: Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

         Part A: July 13, 2021 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

         Part A: August 12, 2021 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

         Part A: October 18, 2021 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part B Sessions are offered throughout the year and participants may choose between an on-site observation or an online clinical experience with experienced faculty preceptors.  Online sessions may include an encounter with a Standardized Patient.  

Part B Online clinical experiences are currently being scheduled for May and June 2021, dates TBA.

MOUD Provider Collaborative is offered to waivered Primary Care Providers who want to learn from and network with their peers.  Most sessions offer a brief presentation on timely issues led by local practitioners followed by open discussion.  These are currently scheduled online for the 4th Thursday of the month from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please contact Caroline Drob, Opioid Response Program Assistant at cdrob@healthfederation.org

12-Month Series: Treating and Understanding Health Outcomes for People Who Use Drugs

These programs will address factors influencing health outcomes associated with substance use, including infectious diseases and support health providers in Philadelphia to screen for and treat comorbidities.  Monthly case review sessions will describe concurrent treatment of OUD and comorbidities such as STIs, soft tissue infections, HCV, HIV, and others, while special programs will present timely topics related to substance use and infectious disease treatment outcomes.  These programs are accredited for CME and are open to all.  Registration is required.  

Special Topics

Thursday, March 11, 2021, PDPH’s Response to the Illicit Drug Crisis in Philadelphia will describe data collection from the Substance Use, Prevention, and Harm Reduction (SUPHR) Division of PDPH. To register, click here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Xylazine in Philly's Drug Supply: Provider Update and Discussion featuring Joe D'Orazio, MD, FAAEM, FACMT and Jewell Johnson, MPH as presenters and a panel including veterinary toxicologist, Lisa          Murphy, VMT and Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS. Moderated by Silvana Mazzella, MSW, accredited for CME, Nursing, and Social Work credit. To register, click here.

2nd Monday Case Review Series features patient cases that demonstrate concurrent treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and comorbidities associated with substance use.  These sessions are CME accredited and are open to all disciplines.  Registration is required.

April 12, 2021 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm HIV and OUD led by Rachel Fox, PA-C, MHS AAHIVS. To register, click here.

May 10, 2021 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm HCV and OUD led by Jody Gilmore, MSN, CRNP. To register, click here.

Registration coming soon for:

June 14, 2021 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Topic TBD led by Navid Roder, MD

         If you’d like to join our mailing list to be notified of new programs, please contact Caroline Drob, Opioid Response Program Assistant at cdrob@healthfederation.org