Prescription Drug Overdose Webcasts

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The Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention is hosting free monthly opioid-related webcasts that will span throughout 2018. These webcasts feature subject matter experts who discuss topics such as opioid prescribing guidelines, fighting addiction stigma, drug take back events, and more.

To view the live webcasts, please visit the video center homepage at and select “live videos” during the indicated date and time.

Upcoming WebcastsISDH overdose response plan webcast

It’s a team effort: Creating a county’s overdose rapid response plan
August 21, 10am EDT

ISDH invites you to tune into a webinar we are hosting on August 21 at 10am. This webinar will cover the Overdose Response Pilot Project, a program that assesses local health department (LHDs) and county stakeholder capabilities and response readiness for a drug overdose event. An overview of the project will be provided, as well as successes, challenges, takeaways, and information about the new open grant cycle. This webcast will be specifically tailored to LHDs in Indiana, but anyone who is interested in learning more about the project is invited to tune in

The presentation will be led by:

Amanda Billman, MPH, Overdose Surveillance Educator Epidemiologist
Indiana State Department of Health

Cris Henderson, MA, Overdose Response Project Coordinator
Indiana State Department of Health

Kayley Dotson, MPH, Overdose Surveillance Systems Epidemiologist
Indiana State Department of Health

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Previous webcasts

Getting the ball rolling: Indiana's Toxicology Rollout
July 17, 2018

This webcast focused on Indiana’s statewide toxicology testing program that requires Indiana coroners to perform toxicology screenings as of July 1, 2018, on any person who is suspected of dying from a drug overdose. This webinar covered why this requirement became law during the last legislative session, why it is important and present some preliminary fi­ndings. It also featured an explanation of how coroners should ­fill out death certi­ficates based on toxicology findings.

You can view a recording of the event here.

Harm Reduction: One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind
June 19, 2018

This webcast focused on harm reduction, a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. This webinar will feature a discussion on syringe service programs and naloxone as harm reduction tools. Finally, it will cover the intersections between harm reduction and substance use prevention.

You can view a recording of the event here. 

Changing Habits: Adapting Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Various Healthcare Settings
May 16, 2018 12-4pm

This half-day event at the ISDH was geared toward medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. It focused on how prescribers can adapt opioid prescribing recommendations and laws to their particular healthcare setting. Featured speakers addressed prescribing guidelines in hospitals, primary care practices, teaching settings with medical and pharmacy students, and more.

You can view a recording of the event here. A copy of the draft agenda can be found here.

There’s a Method to the Data Madness
April 17, 2018

This webinar focused on opioid-related data dashboards, including how access and navigate them. These dashboards, many of which are free and available to the public, include Stats Explorer, ESSENCE, CDC data, and more. They feature data on opioid deaths, hospitalizations due to opioid overdose, prescribing of opioids and more.

You can view the webcast here.

Take ‘em Back! Prescription Drug Take Back Events
March 20, 2018

This webinar describes what drug take back events are, why they are important, and how to organize them in your own community. It features
Lenn Detwiler, Executive Director of Hendricks County Solid Waste Management and Brett Clark, Sheriff of Hendricks County, who work together to organize “Tox Away” days, which offer residents a safe disposal options for unused medications. The webinar also discusses how to organize smaller events, such as having a drug take back box in your local pharmacy or health department.

You can view the webcast here.

Stand by the Standing Order: Naloxone Fundamentals for Dispensing Entities
February 20, 2018

This webinar covers comprehensive information regarding the naloxone standing order that is pertinent to every entity that dispenses naloxone to the public, including pharmacies, nonprofits, schools and local health departments. It also covers an overview of optIN, the online registry that such entities must register with.

You can view the webcast here.

Local health department naloxone distribution program successes & challenges
January 9, 2018

Three local health departments discuss their successes and challenges with the naloxone kit distribution program. This program is a grant opportunity off­ered by ISDH which provides local health departments free naloxone kits to distribute in their counties. Viewers have an opportunity to learn best practices established by those that have successfully distributed kits to the general public. The webcast is tailored for local health departments as well as those interested in learning more about naloxone kit distribution programs, services offered with the distribution program, working with key community partners and more.

You can view the webcast here.

Increasing patient satisfaction while decreasing opioid prescription & other opioid topics of interest
December 15, 2017

Dr. Chad Brummett, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, presents at the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee on his involvement with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) and his clinical research in post-surgical pain.

You can view the webcast here.General image 3-ISDH

CDC Rx Awareness
November 28, 2017

This webcast presents information on the recently launched CDC Rx Awareness campaign. This effort aims to increase awareness that opioids can be addictive and dangerous and highlight the importance of reducing prescription opioid misuse. ISDH will offer ways that local health departments can introduce this campaign within their own counties. The webcast will feature state-specific campaign materials for websites, social media, newsletters and press releases.

You can view the webcast here.

Naloxone Grant Opportunity Reporting Tool Training
September 28, 2017

This training session provides information on how to use the updated reporting tool for local health departments participating in the third round of naloxone kit distribution. This training provides an overview of the reporting responsibilities and requirements, the reporting schedule, and instruction on how to use each section of the reporting tool for the third round of naloxone distribution program. This training is a useful reference to all local health departments participating in the naloxone distribution program because it provides an in-depth overview of the basic concepts for filling out the naloxone distribution reporting tool.

You can view the webcast here.

More webinars


The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is also hosting monthly webcasts about opioid prescribing and addiction. As the largest physician organization in Indiana advocating for the well-being of physicians and their patients, ISMA is committed to implementing solutions to combat Indiana's opioid crisis.

To access ISMA’s free webinars, visit their website.


Contact Information:
Klaudia Wojciechowska
Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Associate

Page last updated 08/02/2018.