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This training has been developed for educators, healthcare providers, human service providers, social workers, substance abuse treatment and prevention. By attending this training you will be able to identify current trends within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Asexual and Intersexed (LBGTQAI) community, learn specific needs and risk factors present within the LGBTQAI community, and understand strategies and policy changes that can assist in more effectively serving this population. The training facilitators will be Kimmie Andersen-Reed and Lindsey Elam, ASAC Prevention Specialist. Continue Reading
Advanced Emerging Drug Trends Training will be held on February 12, 2016 from 1:30 – 4:45pm in ASAC’s Prevention Building; 3536 18th Ave. SW, in Cedar Rapids. The objectives of the session include learning information about current drug trends, new methods of use, the impact on health care, the community and workplaces, and identifying legal and legislative issues surrounding emerging drugs. Continue Reading
This town hall meeting will be a great night of information, personal stories of survival, and learning how to help the people in your community. ASAC’s Director of Linn County Prevention Services, Erin Foster, will be one of the panel members at the event.
The heroin epidemic is a community issue that needs your support. Please consider on attending.
The Great American Smoke Out (GASO) occurs on the third Thursday of November each year, making this year’s event on Thursday, November 19th. GASO is a time when those who smoke pledge take a break from tobacco while those around them find ways to support them. The hope is that many will make GASO their quit date and begin to enjoy the benefits of being a “former smoker.”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a series of Listening Sessions regarding Iowa’s High Quality Health Care Initiative. The initiative proposes to move Iowa’s delivery of most Medicaid services to a managed care delivery system effective January 1, 2016.
The listening sessions will provide interested parties an opportunity to share feedback with CMS and Iowa regarding the State’s proposed move to a comprehensive Managed Care Delivery system. There will be four listening sessions targeted to four specific audiences:
Consumers and Advocates
November 10th 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CST
PIN: 998 150 154
Non-institutional MLTSS Providers
November 12th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
PIN: 996 551 882
Institutional MLTSS Providers
November 13th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
PIN: 994 414 009
November 16th 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CST
PIN: 992 112 202
Interested parties are encouraged to dial in and participate. If you are aware of any individuals or organizations that may benefit from attending a session, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.
Although these listening sessions are meant for consumers and providers, they are open to the general public. Members of the media should contact CMS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise Awareness. Raise Money. Help the Homeless in Your Community
Did you know that last year nearly 5,000 individuals used emergency shelters and transitional housing programs in Linn County, and, more than half of those people were children?
Supporting a Nicotine Quit Attempt
November 6, 2015, 9:00 – 12:15 pm
ASAC Clinton, 250 20th Ave N, Clinton
November 9, 2015, 1:30 – 4:45 pm
ASAC Prevention Services, 3536 18th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids Continue Reading
In recognition of September being Recovery Month, ASAC sponsored free showings of the documentary, The Anonymous People. After the film, ASAC staff led the audience in a discussion of the film. The documentary generated a lot of discussion and people found the movie to be very powerful.
We were pleased to be able to sponsor the showing of this film throughout our five county service area. If you are interested in having the film shown at your church, school, organizational meeting, or workplace, please email email@example.com.