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Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30pm


Closed on all state observed holidays.

Contact Us


(304) 748-7850


(304) 224-1267


1300 Potomac Ave.

Suite C, Upper Level

Weirton, WV 26062

2019 OVHEC Conference

Current Trends in Community Health

Conference Details

Conference Agenda
8:00   Registration & Vendor Booths
8:25   Welcome & Introductions
8:30   Presentation: Narcan Administration & Awareness Training
10:00   Break
10:15   Presentation: Hepatitis & HIV Prevention Training
11:45   Lunch (Provided on site by Undo's)
1:00   Presentation: The Icelandic Model: Prevention Teen Opioid Abuse
2:30   Break
2:45   Presentation: Supporting Kinship Foster Parenting
4:15   Evaluations & Door Prizes


Training Objectives

Narcan Administration & Awareness Training

Wayland Harris,  Director of Threat Preparedness - Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

  • General overview of Narcan and Opioids
  • Overdose issues in West Virginia
  • Narcan Training

Hepatitis & HIV Prevention Training

Howard Gamble, Administrative Director - Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

  • Overview of HIV and Hepatitis
  • Disease in West Virginia
  • Prevention and Protection

The Icelandic Model: Preventing Teen Opioid Abuse

Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, PhD, Msc, Associate Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Director of PhD Program - School of Public Health, West Virginia University

  • Discussion about how youth substance use can be prevented before it actually begins.

  • Review of ground breaking results from Iceland and how the results can potentially be replicated in WV.

Supporting Kinship Fostering

Diana Bell, LSW, MAEd, Case Management Supervisor - Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center

  • Participants will gain practical knowledge of the program
  • Participants will have the opportunity to share insight and offer suggestions
  • Examination of roadblocks caregivers may experience and discuss possible solutions
  • Discussion of the reasoning for targeted programming on this issue
  • Answer the question “Can benefit all levels of social work, therapy, and counseling?” 

Pending CEUs

  • Addiction
  • Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Advocate Certification
  • Law Enforcement
  • LPC
  • Nursing
  • Prevention
  • Social Work
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