FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis
OPENING DAY, FEB. 1, 2020
The Indiana State Museum will host a powerful new exhibit -- "FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis" -- starting Feb. 1 and running for one year. Covering 7,000 square feet, the exhibit invites participants to unravel the crisis one step at a time, including the science and biology behind opioid use disorder, our nation’s history with other health crises, personal stories from impacted Hoosiers, and the various roads to recovery.
22nd Indiana Rural Health Association Conference -- From Silos to Collective Impact: Embracing a Culture of Health
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019 8 AM - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019 2:15 PM
The IRHA annual conference brings together physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, and other rural health professionals. Practitioners from the field and national experts discuss current topics in public health and rural health. The latest information regarding the start and ongoing management of rural health-care delivery models are presented throughout the conference. The exhibit aims to bring Indiana communities together to shift the conversation and reduce the stigma surrounding opioid use disorder.
Opioid Data to Action: Combating Addiction Through Innovation
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 7 AM - THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 3:15 PM
The purpose of this event is to move beyond discussions of data and explore what is truly working in our communities. The event will include statewide and regional partners who will share innovative ideas and highlight emerging practices. We will also explore how to maintain momentum for programs with demonstrated successes and how such programs can be replicated. The conference will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana University Rural Conference
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 8 AM - TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019 5 PM
Join the IU Center for Rural Engagement for a two-day conference at the French Lick Springs Resort focused on the issues of greatest importance to Indiana’s rural communities. Connect with leaders from across Indiana, Indiana University researchers, and colleagues from a variety of fields as you learn and share your perspective on the opportunities and needs facing rural Indiana.
“Addictions and Mental Health: Taking Action for a Healthier Indiana” is the focus on May 13. Sessions include an IU Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge initiative panel discussion, as well as naloxone training and distribution. Registration is now open for one day or the full conference.
Acclaimed Journalist Sam Quinones to Speak on Opiate Crisis
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
The community is invited to join Sam Quinones, the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, on May 20 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. An investigative journalist, Quinones will present his experiences researching and writing Dreamland, and the lessons he learned throughout the process. Since the book’s publication in 2015, the author has served as a subject matter expert at universities, public health and public safety conferences, and municipal events around the country, and has testified before the United States Congress. The event is sponsored by Centerstone, the City of Bloomington, and the IU Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge initiative.
Quinones’ remarks begin at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:00 p.m. Reservations for the free, but ticketed event may be made at bctboxoffice.org.