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9 a.m.

Understanding the

“Opioid Overdose Outrage”

Stephanie McCladdie

Regional Administrator

Substance Abuse Mental Health

Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription

opioid pain relievers and heroin have nearly quadrCupled. From 2000 to 2014,

nearly half a million individuals have died from drug overdoses. Seventy-eight

Americans die every day from opioid overdose. This session will explore the

problem and some of the solutions that are being facilitated across SAMHSA and

other federal agencies to counter this epidemic. Why have these deaths occurred?

What can be done to increase our knowledge, perceived safety and inaccurate

beliefs of understanding pain?

Jackson D

9 a.m.

HOSA in Action:

Addressing the #1 Chronic

Childhood Disease in America

Shannon Weatherly

National Director Youth Programs

America’s ToothFairy: National

Children’s Oral Health Foundation

Brooke Bulter

MassAHEC HOSA Member

Jack Peterson

GA HOSA Member

Shortages of health professionals affect large parts of the nation. Dental

professionals are significantly underrepresented in our communities. With only 5%

of HOSA members identifying dentistry as their career path, America’s ToothFairy

seeks ways to encourage youth to explore the option of becoming a dentist, or at

least learning how oral health effects overall health. Regardless of your chosen

profession, you will interface with an oral health issue, particularly if you choose a

career that serves children. Tooth decay, the nation’s #1 chronic childhood disease,

is a serious issue with social justice and equity implications. In this workshop, two

HOSA members will highlight their efforts to address oral health using resources

from America’s ToothFairy. Come see what they are doing to create positive change

in oral health and wellness.

Jackson F

9 a.m.

Communication! Increase your

Skills with Fun, Engaging Activities

Connie Moore

Mental Health Counselor

Newport High School HOSA Advisor

Have you ever been assigned to work with a group of people you really didn’t

know? Have you entered a room and encountered that awkward silence when no

one knows quite what to say? Let’s participate in a variety of entertaining activities

to improve conversation skills, facilitate cooperation, and compel teamwork. Leave

with leadership skills you can use in your next group encounter.

Canal C

10 a.m.

HOSA and MRC: Working Together

to Improve Health and Safety

CAPT Rob Tosatto

Director, Medical Reserve Corps

This interactive workshop will build on the Youth Engagement Toolkit developed by

HOSA and the MRC, and will highlight activities being conducted at the local level.

We will explore additional opportunities and resources to engage youth in public

health and emergencies.



Room A

10 a.m.

Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,

Oh My: Using Social Media

to Promote Health

Kadi Bliss, Alanna Miller

Austin Peay State University

Have you ever thought about using social media to reach out to your clients, students,

or community? Perhaps you are considering social media as an effective tool for

communication and health promotion, but hesitant about which outlets to use or

how to be most effective when doing so. Join us in an informative session as we

review a study of 1,398 Certified, and Masters Certified, Health Education Specialists

and their work-related social media practices. We will discuss how best to utilize

social media in various workplace settings (school, university, voluntary or non-profit

agency, health care, worksite, government) and locations (urban, suburban, rural). We

will answer your questions based on current research and equip you with the tools

necessary to use social media to its fullest in your roles as health communicators.


Chamber A

10 a.m.

Memory Power

for Health Education

Dean Vaughn, Author

Robert M. Maddestra

Peterson’s, a Nelnet Co.

Dean Vaughn is the world’s leading author of applied memory programs for a range

of subjects. His total retention courses have revolutionized teaching of medical

terminology and human anatomy. No learned skill can approach the value of a

trained memory and ability to apply it to all phases of achievement. Designed for

maximum memory retention, The Dean Vaughn System offers a unique method to

make it easy to remember (and pretty hard to forget!) thousands of medical terms

without the monotony of repetition or homework. These proven techniques are

invaluable to students pursuing a program of study in the health professions.



Educational Symposium



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