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Central Appalachia and the Opioid Epidemic

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 12/3/2018

Expiration Date: 12/3/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

Since President Nixon declared the War on Drugs in 1971, substance use has been a focus of United States political and public health concern. Attempts to understand the opiate epidemic have repeatedly engaged with constructions of multiple “cultures”: Appalachian culture, substance use culture, psychiatric/health care culture, and political policy culture. In this CME module, we will explore and critique the various “cultures” deemed integral to the opiate epidemic in Appalachia and the larger ways these cultures encompass understandings of Appalachian mental health.

Pricing

  • General Member - $15.00
  • Resident-Fellow Member - $7.50
  • Medical Student Member - $15.00
  • Non-Member - $30.00

Educational Objectives

  • Investigate the various dimensions of culture exhibited in a public health crisis
  • Systematize and formulate the ways in which culture can be constructed and employed in a public health crisis
  • Explore the various presentations of Appalachian culture and their role in the opioid epidemic in Central Appalachia
  • Formulate an appreciation of the complexity of Appalachian cultures and theorize possible public health applications
  • Analyze the limitations of a biomedical approach to the opioid epidemic in Central Appalachia
  • Formulate a more culturally appropriate approach to the treatment of opioid use disorders
  • Analyze the multiple and conflicting government approaches to substance use
  • Formulate the impact of governmental understandings of culture on substance use in Central Appalachia

Target Audience

Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Program Start Date: November 30, 2018
Program End Date: November 31, 2021

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Faculty

  • Diana Robinson, MD, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Claire Snell-Rood, MD, Assistant Professor, Berkeley School of Public Health. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Larry Merkel, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia Health System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, Director, Division Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Sejal Patel, Senior Program Manager, Division Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Vabren WAtts, PhD, Deputy Director, Division Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

*The faculty would like to thank the APA Workgroup on Opioid Disorders for their feedback and suggestions regarding the course material. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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