February 26, 2021 12:00-2:10 PM ET
This event will focus on Strategies of HIV Care and Treatment Provision During an HIV Outbreak, assessment and control of an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs as well as the state of the HIV epidemic in WV in relation to injection drug use.
March 5, 2021 12:00-2:10 PM ET
This event will focus on lessons learned from providing care in a COVID-19 follow-up clinic and COVID-19 and HIV Co-infection.
WVNA 2021 Virtual Policy Summit: Voices from the Frontline
Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
As the frontline of the health care industry, nursing simply must have a place at the table when shaping health care policy. From fighting the pandemic to daily patient care to adapting to constant rules changes for hospitals, nurses are woven into the very fabric of health care and must use their collective voices as outspoken change agents to strengthen policy for nursing and for their patients.
Add your voice to the discussion at this year’s virtual policy summit. Content will include policy updates, effective communication strategies with a legislator and their staff, posters, and more.
LOST RIVER, W.Va. February 1, 2021 – The Community Education Group (CEG) will be convening a statewide roundtable on the topic of harm reduction in West Virginia on Monday, February 8th, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
This open panel discussion will be moderated by CEG’s Founder & Executive Director, A. Toni Young, and will feature local and state elected officials, private business representatives, public health experts, and harm reduction providers from across the state.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about what ‘harm reduction’ actual is, whom it serves, and the impacts it has on our communities,” said Ms. Young. “After two decades of dealing with the opioid crisis in West Virginia, emotions are fraught and tempers are high. This roundtable is meant to bring all of the stakeholders to the table to come up with some answers and recommendations.”
This roundtable discussion will occur during the regular monthly meeting of the West Virginia Statewide Stakeholders Coalition (WVSSC), a coalition of over 100 individuals, Community-Based Organizations, government agencies and departments, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical partners that meets on the second Monday of each month (excluding federal holidays). Each meeting averages between 40-60 attendees, making this one of the best-attended coalitions in West Virginia.
Registration is open to the public, and the WVSSC invites community members, community organizations and businesses, and healthcare providers, alike, to participate in this important roundtable. Those interested in attending my register using the following link:
All questions for the panelist should be submitted in advance to:
The Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with offices in Lost River, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and under-served communities
1:00-2:30 PM ET
These sessions are designed for community members working with community coalitions to address substance misuse in West Virginia.
Participants will learn about:
1) Local, state, and federal data resources
2) How to access data
3) How to use data
CEs are available for West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP)