Prescription Drug Overdose Webcasts

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 opioid prescribing guidelines, fighting addiction stigma, drug take back events, and more. ISDH is currently working on securing continuing medical education (CME) credits for the webcasts.

Upcoming WebcastsFebruary webcast flyer

Stand by the Standing Order: Naloxone Fundamentals for Dispensing Entities
February 20 at 10am EST

This webinar will cover 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 will also cover an overview of optIN, the online registry that such entities must register with.

Register for this webcast here.

Take ‘em Back! Prescription Drug Take Back Events
March 20 at 10am EST

This webcast will describe what drug take back events are, why they are important, and how to organize them in your own community. It will feature 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 webcast will also discuss how to organize smaller events, such as having a drug take back box in your local pharmacy or health department.

Register for this webcast here.

Previous webcasts

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.