Addressing The Opioid Epidemic Through a Recovery-Oriented System of Care — Part III of III

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A three-part webinar series.

Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Wednesday, April 17
10 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Tuesday, April 16, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

This complimentary webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

If you are unable to participate in the live event, all registrants will be emailed a link to the webinar recording.


health care leadership and practitioners, LCSWs, LPCs, and community-based agencies serving patients with opioid use disorder

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The severity and complexity of the opioid crisis requires a coordinated approach at the local, regional and state levels — the solutions involve diverse sectors within communities, such as public health, government regulators, law enforcement and social services — in addition to health care systems. This presentation will cover statewide initiatives addressing the opioid crisis and discuss current and future initiatives to improve the quality of care for community members at risk for opioid misuse and/or overdose.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify the characteristics of a recovery-oriented system of care
  • explore the current gaps in Missouri recovery support services
  • describe current efforts of establishing a more robust recovery safety net
  • examine statewide challenges of integrating a broader array of recovery support services


Shawn Billings
Director of Substance Use Programming
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

Shawn Billings currently serves as the director for substance use programming for the Missouri Hospital Association. Previously, Billings was employed as a treatment court administrator for the 31st and 39th Judicial Circuits for Missouri state courts. He has more than 10 years of experience managing local, state and federally funded programs to enhance and expand behavioral health treatment services for high-risk and high-need populations in both rural and urban settings. Throughout his career, he has served as adjunct faculty at Drury University teaching in the behavioral sciences and business administration departments. In addition, he also has served as an elected Alderman in Battlefield, Mo., and as a federal grant peer reviewer for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Billings has a Masters in Science in criminology and criminal justice from Drury University and holds a certification in Court Management from the National Center for State Courts.

Tiffany Bowman
Opioid Project Manager
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

Tiffany Bowman has worked in the field of substance use and prevention for more than 15 years. Currently, Bowman serves as opioid project manager at the Missouri Hospital Association, with a concentrated focus on neonatal abstinence syndrome and subsequent maternal and neonatal care. Much of her previous work has centered on tobacco cessation, clean indoor air, and campus tobacco policy in urban and rural settings. In addition, Bowman spent the last seven years addressing wellness and risky health behaviors among college students at the University of Missouri – Wellness Resource Center. Bowman holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri, a Missouri Advanced Prevention Specialist certification and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the school of social work at the University of Missouri.