Lightning Talk

Developing an Academic-community Partnership: Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

This Lightning Talk session will focus on the process and benefits of establishing a university-community partnership to address the opioid epidemic. The Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center and the Ball State University College of Health, in collaboration, hosted the Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium. The symposium focused on an interdisciplinary, interprofessional and collaborative approach to the prevention of substance use disorder, detection, treatment, and recovery in Delaware County. This Lightning Talk session aligns primarily with placing people/patients, families, caregivers and communities at the center of care. Secondary alignment coincides with the theme of evaluation, assessment and the use of informatics in interprofessional education. As such, one of the objectives for the event was to collect data from constituents in attendance to help inform the development of the university-community partnership.


The symposium targeted community organizations and constituents with the intended outcome of developing a university-community coalition to address the opioid epidemic in Muncie, Indiana and surrounding communities. Local- and state-level experts in addiction, health, and behavioral health services guided multiple town hall panel discussions about strategies and tactics to develop a coordinated response to the opioid epidemic in Muncie and Indiana. This Lightning Talk will offer insight on how to begin the implementation of a university-community coalition integrating a variety of community based organizations to provide interdisciplinary, interprofessional solutions to prevent and treat opioid substance use disorder.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 0.75 contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (.075 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-070-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-070-H04-T

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Cindy Hadenfeldt, Jenny Jessen, Heather Naylor, Sara Banzhaf, Lori Porter, Jean Marie Place, Dane Minnick, Alex Buchanan, Sherry Jimenez

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.