Below is a list of opioid settlement-related webinars and their accompanying materials.

Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, NC Department of Justice, and NC Department of Health and Human Services partnered on a webinar series that provides information and resources on evidence-based, high-impact strategies that local governments may pursue to address the opioid epidemic utilizing funds from the national litigation settlement.

Overview and Orientation
A webinar that provides an overview of the opioid settlement, the NC Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and available resources
Watch Recorded Webinar | View MOA Overview Slides (PDF) | View Resource Overview Slides (PDF)

Evidence-Based Treatment Part I
The first of a two-part webinar that provides an introduction to medication-assisted treatment (MAT)/medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
Watch Part I Webinar | View Part I Slides (PDF)

Evidence-Based Treatment Part II
The second of a two-part webinar that provides an overview of the role of public health in implementing MAT/MOUD
Watch Part II Webinar | View Part II Slides (PDF)

Justice-Involved Programming
A webinar that discusses the North Carolina Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program, jail-based MOUD, connections to care, and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office’s strategic community opioid response
Watch Recorded Webinar | View NC FIT Program Slides (PDF) | View Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Slides (PDF)

Syringe Services Programs
A webinar that provides an overview of syringe services programs (SSPs), highlights Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc, and the Cabarrus Health Alliance
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Overview of SSPs and Safer Syringe Initiatives Slides (PDF) | View Wilkes Recovery Revolution Slides (PDF) | View Cabarrus Health Alliance Slides (PDF)

Naloxone Distribution
A webinar that provides an overview of naloxone distribution and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, as well as a moderated discussion about naloxone in North Carolina communities
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Overview Slides (PDF) | View North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition Slides (PDF)

Post-Overdose Response Teams (PORTs)
A webinar that provides an overview of post-overdose response teams, establishing a post-overdose response team in your community, and a case-study of the Stanly County PORTs program
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Overview Slides (PDF) | View Stanly County PORTs Program Slides (PDF)

Peer Support Services
A webinar that provides an overview of peer support services and the practice of centering individuals with lived experience in peer support work
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Overview Slides (PDF)

Collaborative Strategic Planning
A webinar that provides an overview of the collaborative strategic planning process with examples from Cumberland and Gaston Counties
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Overview Slides (PDF) | View Cumberland County Slides (PDF) | View Gaston County Slides (PDF)

Recovery Housing Support
A webinar that focuses on housing needs with presentations from representatives from the NC Coalition to End Homelessness, the Technical Assistance Collaborative, and Western North Carolina-based Homeward Bound
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Employment-Related Services
A webinar that focuses on employment-related services with presentations from representatives of Surry County and Wilkes Recovery Revolution
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Reentry Programs
A webinar that focuses on reentry programs with presentations from representatives from the NC Formerly Incarcerated Transition (NC FIT) Program and the Guilford County Reentry Council
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Early Intervention
A webinar that focuses on early intervention programs with presentations from Deena Fulton, MPH, of D. Fulton Consulting, PoeCenter, and Community Impact North Carolina
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Recovery Support Services
A webinar that provides insight into what constitutes recovery supports, with presentations from representatives of SMART Recovery USA, the UNC School of Social Work’s Behavioral Health Springboard, and Addiction Professionals of NC
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Community Naloxone Distribution
This webinar focuses on community distribution of the lifesaving medication naloxone — a high impact strategy that can be supported with opioid settlement funds. Speakers discuss North Carolina’s statewide naloxone saturation goals, best practices in naloxone distribution, available resources, and technical assistance when setting up or expanding naloxone distribution programs.
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)

Overcoming Stigma through Language
This webinar focuses on on overcoming stigma through supportive language to encourage engagement in care and build trust in services. Speakers include Michelle Mathis (Executive Director, Olive Branch Ministry) and Christopher Campau (Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch). NOTE: Due to technical difficulties during the recording of the webinar, some slides are partially blocked by the speaker. Please reference the PDF copy of the slides for the full content.
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MAT in Jails: Legal, Medical, Community, and Security Considerations Webinar Series

Module 1 – Risk Aversion: Facility-Based MAT
Representatives from the United States Attorneys’ Offices for each of the three North Carolina districts discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) recent guidance on protections for people with opioid use disorder under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including access to medication-assisted treatment, along with information about USDOJ settlements in other jurisdictions specific to the criminal justice and corrections context. Also, MAHEC Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist provides an overview of opioid use disorder and evidence-based treatment.
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Module 2 – Medical Basics: Working with Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)
In this module, the NC State Opioid Treatment Authority (NC SOTA) explains the usefulness of methadone, as well as the function of OTPs in the continuum of care for opioid use disorder. This webinar highlights experiences of an OTP medical director and will discuss both the benefits and the practical steps of partnering with a local OTP to provide this lifesaving form of treatment to incarcerated patients.
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Module 3 – Operational Basics: Facility Implementation
This module addresses operational questions and provides examples of treatment and programming structure. Multiple NC detention facilities provide operational examples of how to facilitate treatment that is responsive to your community’s needs and interests. Join to learn structural basics and operational details which undergird treatment implementation in NC secure facilities.
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Other Webinars

Community Naloxone Distribution

Myths and Facts about Drugs – NCACC Opioid Settlements Technical Assistance
Dr. Jennifer Carroll, assistant professor at NC State University, discusses the misinformation and myths about substances and substance use, which is used to fuel stigmas and as the foundation for criminalization.
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF) | View References (PDF)

A Faith-Based Harm Reduction Approach to the Opioid Crisis
Representatives of Olive Branch Ministry discuss how they are using evidence-based harm reduction strategies to address the opioid epidemic, save lives, and make a difference in the communities they serve in Allegheny, Ashe, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell, and Watauga Counties (Hosted by the NC Department of Justice)
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Introducing the Community Opioid Resource Engine for North Carolina (CORE-NC)
Stephen Marshall, PhD, director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (UNC IPRC), and Katherine Gora Combs, MPH, research associate at UNC IPRC, present North Carolina’s collaborative model to empower local communities using information, resources and funding from opioid settlements.
Watch Recorded Webinar | View Slides (PDF)