Trauma and the Opioid Crisis


For more information,
please contact:

Diane Halo 
Opioid Resource Network Project Manager 
Office: (509) 546-8934 ext 270

Melissa Holm
Manager of Interprofessional Practice and Education
Office: (509) 249-7894

Keith Monosky, PhD
Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice and Education
Office: (509) 249-7838


Trauma and the Opioid Crisis: Coming Together to Advance Prevention, Care, and Recovery

On June 20-21, 2019, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in collaboration with Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health and Catholic Charities of Central Washington are hosting a regional summit on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Trauma-Informed Care in Yakima, Washington.

The Summit is where solutions are formulated, where stakeholders from federal to family convene, and where change begins. This gathering is where we will discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment.



Four Tracks have been developed so participants can get the information that is relevant to you and your patients. 

Track 1 - Strategies for Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Track 2 - Patient, Payment and Stigma
Track 3 - Trauma Informed Care
Track 4 - Innovative Models of Care

Who Should Attend? The following are some suggested professions: 

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Naturopathic Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Service/Public Health/Case Managers
  • Behavioral Health Providers
  • SUD Providers
  • Crisis Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Chiropractors
  • Paramedics
  • Medical Assistants
  • Researchers
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory and Radiology Technicians
  • And many other healthcare professions...


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