Higher Education can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention and linkages to treatment. Join the National Overdose Prevention Network  (NOPN) for the next Web Forum in our Meet the Partner series  for a live discussion with Allison Smith, PhD, Sr. Program Administrator for the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities (LaCASU) office of the Board of Regents for the State of Louisiana. We will speak with Dr. Smith about the role of Higher Education, how to partner effectively, and what strategies look like in action. 

Presenters

Allison Smith, PhD

Sr. Program Administrator

Board of Regents, State of Louisiana

Dr. Allison M. Smith is the Senior Program Administrator of the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities (LaCASU) Office at the Louisiana Board of Regents. In her role, Dr. Smith also facilitates the Louisiana Higher Education Coalition (LaHEC), oversees statewide…

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Moderator

Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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