TSRG Newsletter September 2023

TSRG’s third quarterly newsletter is now published. Find out details about our new projects, updates on ongoing projects, how you can participate in International Overdose Awareness Day activities this month in Denver and La Junta, and more!

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International Overdose Awareness Day

We believe there is a path forward and recovery is possible. We honor the lives lost due to the opioid crisis. Please join us as we come together on September 16, 2023, at Washington Park in Denver, CO. Our designated section is Picnic Area 2 at 8:00 a.m.

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Introducing, Karen Chitamaluka, TSRG’s Mandela Washington Fellow 2023

Karen Chitamaluka 2023 Mandela Washington Fellow Zambia Karen An Information Specialist, Entrepreneur and a graduate of Leadership in Public Management and Governance from University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership. Trained under the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa. She serves as Advocacy and Marketing Coordinator for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Zambian Chapter and a double major

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A Path Forward: TSRG Quarter 2 Newsletter 2023

TSRG’s second quarterly newsletter is now published. Find updates on HRSA Implementation, A Path Forward Podcast, Team Updates, and more! For our spotlight post, we want to recognize Noah Miller, a student intern with TSRG who graduated this spring semester from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs with his Master of Public Administration degree. Congratulations, Noah!

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HRSA Implementation PIMS Data Dashboard

TSRG continues to work with Bent, Conejos, Crowley and Otero counties on the HRSA Implementation project. The Data Work Group is able to share Performance Improvement Management System (PIMS) data collected for HRSA semi-annual reporting through a newly developed dashboard. Our goal is to use these data to provide a more actionable response to what we are learning about the

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TSRG Brochure

As TSRG prepares for the Rx and Illicit Drug Summit in Atlanta, we have created a brochure to describe our work. Take a look!

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Racial/ethnic residential segregation and the availability of opioid and substance use treatment facilities in US counties, 2009–2019

It is with great pleasure that I share TSRG team member’s recent article in SSM – Population Health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827322002683. Dr. Mike DiNardi, Dr. Will Swann, and Dr. Serena Kim evaluated racial/ethnic disparities in the availablity of treatment facilities over time (2009 – 2019) using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatement Services (N-SSATS)

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Please Help Us Reach Our Goal

The Microsoft Alumni Give campaign ends today! Please help us reach our goal for this event by donating before the deadline. All donations will be amplified by the Microsoft Alumni Network’s $100,000 stretch pool and the TSRG board will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1000! Please make your donations to The Schreiber Research Group at microsoftalumnigive.com . We working hard to

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Boost TSRG By Donating Today!

The Microsoft Alumni Give campaign kicks off today! Anyone can donate in this giving event, and we would love your support! Microsoft donations will be amplified by the Microsoft Alumni Network’s $100,000 stretch pool and the TSRG board will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1000! Please make your donations at microsoftalumnigive.com making your gift go further. Your donation to TSRG will

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Giving Season on the Horizon

TSRG is preparing for 2022 giving season! Once again, Giving Season is the time of year where we raise money for our internship program and our partnership with the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. We create opportunities for students interested in research and working with a start-up nonprofit to learn new skills and bolster their careers. We

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Otero County Health Department and TSRG Awarded $1 million HRSA RCORP – Implementation Grant

Today, TSRG would like to announce that in partnership with the Otero County Health Department (OCHD), our collaborative application for the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation grant has been approved by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy! The grant is a multi-year initiative by HRSA aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance

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Introducing Mohamed Djama Guedi and the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

Mohamed Djama Guedi has more than three years of experience in data science and the industrial Internet of Things. Currently, Mohamed is project manager at SGTD Container Terminal, where he manages innovative projects at the Port of Djibouti. Mohamed set up a free hands-on workshop on artificial intelligence that promotes a data-driven decision-making culture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in

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TSRG Newsletter September 2023

TSRG’s third quarterly newsletter is now published. Find out details about our new projects, updates on ongoing projects, how you can participate in International Overdose Awareness Day activities this month in Denver and La Junta, and more!

Read More »

International Overdose Awareness Day

We believe there is a path forward and recovery is possible. We honor the lives lost due to the opioid crisis. Please join us as we come together on September 16, 2023, at Washington Park in Denver, CO. Our designated section is Picnic Area 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Read More »

Introducing, Karen Chitamaluka, TSRG’s Mandela Washington Fellow 2023

Karen Chitamaluka 2023 Mandela Washington Fellow Zambia Karen An Information Specialist, Entrepreneur and a graduate of Leadership in Public Management and Governance from University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership. Trained under the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa. She serves as Advocacy and Marketing Coordinator for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Zambian Chapter and a double major

Read More »

A Path Forward: TSRG Quarter 2 Newsletter 2023

TSRG’s second quarterly newsletter is now published. Find updates on HRSA Implementation, A Path Forward Podcast, Team Updates, and more! For our spotlight post, we want to recognize Noah Miller, a student intern with TSRG who graduated this spring semester from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs with his Master of Public Administration degree. Congratulations, Noah!

Read More »

HRSA Implementation PIMS Data Dashboard

TSRG continues to work with Bent, Conejos, Crowley and Otero counties on the HRSA Implementation project. The Data Work Group is able to share Performance Improvement Management System (PIMS) data collected for HRSA semi-annual reporting through a newly developed dashboard. Our goal is to use these data to provide a more actionable response to what we are learning about the

Read More »

TSRG Brochure

As TSRG prepares for the Rx and Illicit Drug Summit in Atlanta, we have created a brochure to describe our work. Take a look!

Read More »

Reid Finlayson, A. J., Macoubrie, J., Huff, C., Foster, D. E., & Martin, P. R. (2022). Experiences with benzodiazepine use, tapering, and discontinuation: an Internet survey. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology12, 20451253221082386. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/20451253221082386

Huff C, Finlayson AJR, Foster DE, Martin PR. Enduring neurological sequelae of benzodiazepine use: an Internet survey. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. 2023;13. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20451253221145561

Lynch, T., Ryan, C., Bradley, C., Foster, D., Huff, C., Hutchinson, S., … & Cadogan, C. (2022). Supporting safe and gradual reduction of long‐term benzodiazepine receptor agonist use: Development of the SAFEGUARDING‐BZRAs toolkit using a codesign approach. Health Expectations25(4), 1904-1918. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hex.13547

Wright SL. Limited Utility for Benzodiazepines in Chronic Pain Management: A Narrative Review. Adv Ther. 2020 Jun;37(6):2604-2619. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32378069/

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  • Addressing substance use stigma in society
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