• Non-Opioid Choices Initiative - A Path for Reducing Rx Abuse


Non-Opioid Choices Initiative – A Path for Reducing Rx Abuse

May 18, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:15 am

Deadline for registration is May 17

1.25 CE Credits

his training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P3 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C2.

Level of Course | 200 Intermediate

Currently, throughout the U.S. opioids are being prescribed as “the'” option for post-surgical pain. However, give the state of opioid addiction, there is a need for more education on the various non-opioid options available for acute pain. Ohio has coalitions represented on this ongoing Initiative generated by CADCA and the national non-profit Choices Matter. This presentation will show how coalitions, patients, communities, elected officials, and the medical community can increase their knowledge regarding pain management and advocate for more post-surgical options that do not involve solely opioids. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Participants will gain an understanding of how to raise awareness about the various non-opioid post-surgical choices available.
  2. Participants will develop ways to spread messaging the need for these options in the community.
  3. Participants will develop ways to seek out health providers and lawmakers as a group to support these initiatives at a policy level.


  • 10:00am – Welcome/Introduction (PF!)
  • 10:05am – Need for Non-Opioid Choices
  • 10:20am – NOC Initiative launched/current state
  • 10:40am – Ways to move the initiative forward – communication and advocacy tools
  • 11:00am – Q&A
  • 11:15am – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Amanda Conn Starner, MS, CHES, OCPS

Senior Director at PreventionFIRST!

Amanda is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist. She serves as a Senior Director at PreventionFIRST!. She is responsible for building, growing and sustaining prevention coalitions across Cincinnati. Amanda graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in English Literature and a Journalism Writing Certificate along with a Master of Science in Health Promotion and Education with a concentration in community health. She is a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Coalition Academy. Amanda worked for the public sector for several years including as a member of senior staff at ODADAS and Ohio Senate. She serves on SPCA’s Advisory Council as well.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 5/18 Training Here

Deadline for registration is May 17

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068