Montana Substance Use Disorder Summit

The Montana Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit was held on Nov 7, 2017, in Helena, Montana. The Summit was hosted by MHCF in collaboration with the Montana Department of Justice, the Governor’s Office, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Public Health and Human Services. Following a series of listening sessions that took place around the state, the Summit focused on identifying solutions to this devastating problem.

The Summit was attended by approximately 300 invited leaders in health, criminal justice and corrections, state and tribal lawmakers, and affected individuals; with many more individuals from around the state joining via live-stream. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, M. D., who served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States (from December 2014 to April 2017), was the keynote speaker for the event. As Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Substance Use and Addiction, calling the nation to action to address this deadly disease.

Below you can find Summit recordings and a list of additional reports and resources that were provided to attendees.

Morning Session #1

Opening Remarks: MHCF CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham, Attorney General Tim Fox, Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan, DOC Director Reginald Michael, Rocky Boy Health Board CEO Jessica Windy Boy

Substance Use Disorders in Montana (50:00): Katie Loveland, Loveland Consulting

Moderated Q&A (1:13:03): DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator Bryan Lockerby, DPHHS Addictive and Mental Disorder Division Administrator Zoe Barnard, DOC Government Relations Director Adrianne Cotton

Morning Session #2

Promising Initiatives Addressing SUD in Montana: Deborah Matteucci, Behavioral Alliance of Montana; Honorable Greg Pinski, Eighth District Court Judge; Dr. Daniel Nauts, Missoula Recovery Center; Jim Hajny, Montana Peer Network

Fireside Chat with Dr. Vivek Murthy

Building an Effective State Response to Substance Misuse and Addiction: Dr. Vivek Murthy, Former U.S. Surgeon General

Copyright © Vivek Murthy 2017, All Rights Reserved.

Afternoon Session

Directions for Action in Montana – Summary of Themes and Opportunities for Action: MHCF Senior Program Officer Scott Malloy, DOJ Chief Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion, DPHHS State Medical Officer Greg Holzman, Governor’s Office Health Policy Advisor Jessica Rhodes, DOC Director Reginald Michael, Rocky Boy Health Board CEO Jessica Windy Boy, Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Wrap-Up – Priorities for Action in Montana (1:22:27): Dr. Aaron Wernham, MHCF CEO

Copyright © Vivek Murthy 2017, All Rights Reserved.

Resources

Loveland Consulting Presentation: Scope of the Problem and Current State Actions

Improving Outcomes for Substance Use Disorders in Montana

Opportunities for Action

DPHHS Strategic Plan: Addressing Substance Use Disorder in Montana

Report: Medicaid’s Role in the Delivery and Payment of Substance Use Disorder Services in Montana

Justice Reinvestment in Montana

Department of Justice: Substance Use in Montana

The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health: Facing Addiction in America