Health Professions Student Training

The Florida AHEC Network provides in-person and online trainings on evidence-based best practices for preventing and treating Opioid Use Disorder for health professions students.

This includes, but is not limited to, students in medical, behavioral health, dental, and nursing programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

To register for an upcoming class or to schedule one in your area, contact your local AHEC.

Below is a list of available trainings:

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Health Professionals’ Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

· Describes the state-wide and national impact of the opioid epidemic

· Identifies individuals at-risk for opioid use disorder and individuals currently with opioid use disorder

· Explains and outlines the screening for opioid use, the common barriers to screening, and at least one screening tool

· Compares effective and ineffective communication strategies to guide your patients towards behavior change

· Identifies treatment options for patients with opioid use disorder

· Describes the role of your profession in the prevention, identification, referral, and treatment of opioid use disorder

· Identifies resources for additional opioid information and services

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Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Opioid Misuse

· Describes the trends in opioid misuse and deaths from overdoses over the last 20 years in the U.S. and Florida

· Identifies how and why opioids are used and their effects on an individual’s brain and body

· Describes risk factors, signs, and symptoms for opioid misuse

· Identifies screening and assessment for opioid misuse

· Identifies co-occurring disorders that impact the assessment and treatment of persons with opioid abuse

· Lists evidence-based options for treating opioid misuse

· Identifies resources and referrals for opioid misuse

Check back soon for links to our online modules.


If you would like to learn more about the services available in your area, or would like to request a training or education materials, please contact your local AHEC. You can view a list of AHECs by area by clicking here.

Sponsored by Florida Alliance for Healthy Communities, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families