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Practitioner and Stakeholder Perspectives on Opioid Use and Treatment Across Rural Northern New England (On-Demand)

Presenter(s): Valerie Harder, Ph.D. and Julia Shaw, MPH 

Target Audience:
 This activity is designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Interprofessional healthcare providers.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Pharmacy CE CreditNursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME, Social Work CE Credit, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit

Webinar Description: This presentation will explore data from the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction’s Baseline Needs Assessments in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, sharing insights gathered from practitioners and stakeholders about their concerns about opioid use and their perceived barriers to and beliefs about opioid use disorder treatment.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the substances of highest concern to practitioners and stakeholders in rural northern New England​
  • Identify the top barriers to opioid use disorder treatment in rural northern New England​
  • Discuss differences between rural practitioner and stakeholder beliefs about medications for opioid use disorder​.
  • Describe rural first responders’ beliefs about medications for opioid use disorder.
Certificate Instructions

Requirements for successful activity completion:

In order to successfully complete this activity and obtain your Certificate, you will be required to:

  1. Course Content: Complete the pre-reflection question and view the recorded presentation.

  2. Click Survey and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
    Upon completion of this survey, it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the final course evaluation. 

  3. Click Evaluation to complete the final PCSS course evaluation.

  4. Following your completion of the evaluation, you must select and claim CE or your preferred certificate type on the next page. Once claimed, a download button will appear in your transcript. If you do not see the download button or can not access your certificate, return to the course evaluation, and claim your preferred credit/certificate.

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Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 05/19/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
1 Social Work (ACE) Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
1 IPCE Credit
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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