ADAD Zoom Training: Opiod Overdose Prevention & Response
Description: Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Hawaii and around the U.S. This interactive session will explore the impact of opioids on the body and identify the risks for accidental opioid overdose. Participants will be certified to administer Naloxone, the opioid antagonist.
Date/Time: Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Certificate: 4 hours ADAD approved
Registration: Register here.
Facilitator: Leilani Maxera, Outreach & Overdose Prevention Manager
Leilani manages the statewide syringe exchange, outreach, and overdose prevention programs, supervises the outreach workers on four of the Hawaiian Islands, and conducts training and education with other social service organizations to teach about overdose response and to reduce stigma around drug use. She previously worked at Homeless Youth Alliance/San Francisco Needle Exchange and Tenderloin Health in San Francisco and volunteered at SANE (Safer Alternatives thru Networking and Education), a syringe exchange program in Sacramento, CA. Leilani has a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Aging and has finished her Master of Social Work degree in December 2018.