An Update on the State Opioid Response (SOR) in Iowa

Session Description: This session will provide a history and updates on the efforts completed under the funding of the State Opioid Response grants in Iowa.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three benefits of telehealth with strong research support.
  • List three operational barriers to telehealth service provision.

Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW
Project Director, Iowa Department of Public Health

Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW, is the Project Director for the State Opioid Response grant at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. Her experience includes managing multiple opioid-focused grants that span the continuum of prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant, which integrated substance use screenings into primary care, other medical services, and the National Guard. Monica’s prior experiences include HIV Prevention work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, substance abuse and violence prevention services in central Iowa, and work with international students and immigrant groups in St. Louis. Monica spent ten years managing community-based programs at a Central-Iowa non-profit prior to joining the Department in 2015. Monica received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and her Masters of Social Work degree from the Brown School, at Washington University in St. Louis.

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