"Members of the Carbon and Emery Opioid and Substance Use Coalition have been busy organizing and planning several events to be held throughout Carbon and Emery counties to provide education, resources and hope... One of the recent events planned was the first of four community education dinners coming to our communities. The first dinner was held on Nov. 4 at USU Eastern and over 110 community members distributed a community resource book for Carbon and Emery counties, along with educational materials, given for free at the events.
The goal of these dinners is to increase knowledge about prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse, to promote more understanding of opioid treatment, to increase confidence in finding and utilizing community resources on opioid misuse when needed, and to teach how one can step in as a first responder during a medical emergency.
To see what is available locally and view the resource book, please visit the Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching (HEART) Initiative Resource Page here. For more information about the coalition and upcoming events, please contact HEART Faculty member Ashley Yaugher, PhD at (435) 636-3276."
Excerpt from ETV News Article, found here.