Eastern Sierra Substance Use Project

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Mono County’s Substance Use Task Force is a collaborative gathering of public and private sector community partners with a goal of reducing the adverse effects of harmful substance use. We seek to enhance prevention, treatment and harm reduction services and to reduce stigma.   


A collaborative and cohesive community group that promotes understanding of substance use as a disease and improving treatment and harm reduction access and strategies.


Promote health and dignity for all.

Check us out on Facebook!

Eastern Sierra Substance Use Project Facebook page

Inyo County's Eastern Sierra Harm Reduction Facebook page

Next Meeting:

November 4, 2020
10-11:30 am

Recording of Meeting


Previous Meetings 

October 6, 2020
Recording of meeting

Meeting agenda and notes

January 22, 2020


Meeting Notes

Substance Use Task Force Member Survey

October 23, 2019

Meeting Notes


Local: upcoming Live Trainings and outreach events


Eastern Sierra Substance Use Conference (virtual)
December 2, 2020

8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This is an all-day event with 6 speakers, 2 panel sessions (community and professional/community discussion). Topics ranging from MAT, harm reduction, stigma, perinatal substance use, hepatitis and so much more.

Conference flyer/agenda/panelist info

Facebook Event page 



Please email jcroissant@mono.ca.gov if you have any live trainings to share

Non-local: Upcoming Live Trainings

December 8-9, 2020 

2020 National Opioid Leadership Summit: Virtual Experience

Learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the country on real solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge criminal justice, health care and public health sectors.

Recorded or On-Demand Trainings

Local Training:

Zoom recording of Naloxone Training by Dr. Tom Boo:

PDF of PowerPoint from training

General training to review Naloxone, harm reduction measures and information about accessing services. This training is required for staff distributing Naloxone to community members through the Mono County Naloxone Distribution Program.

Keynote Presentation: Channeling the Power of Human Connection toward Whole Health


MAT: Medications For Addiction Treatment 8 Hour Waiver Training


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: Online training with Dr. Russ Harris


Online curriculums

Specific to Providers/Nurses/first responders:

SUD 101 Core Curriculum 

Chronic Pain Core Curriculum 

Performance-in-Practice (PIP): Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

ACA and Addiction Treatment and Recovery: What Every Addiction Professional Needs to Know

First Responder Course: Creating Safe Scenes (specific to Mental illness/substance use) 

Substance use pocket guide screening for nurses

Local Resources 

Naloxone (Narcan) for Opioid Overdose

Mono County Behavioral Health Provider Directory

Mono County Behavioral Health Webpage

Mammoth Hospital Behavioral Health Resources

Toiyabe Indian Health Center Substance Abuse Treatment page

Mono County Community Resources Pamphlet (English/Spanish)

New! Mono County Resource Book

Mono County Cannabis Health Education

Mono County Tobacco Education Program

Archived Online Trainings and Resources

Alcohol Use

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Perinatal Substance Use Prevention

Opioid Use

Opioid Overdose Resource page

Training for RN/APRN's: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders

Medication Assisted Treatment introduction for all and MAT waiver training (different online curriculums for MDs, RNs, and MAs)

Opioid Use + Pregnancy


ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) 

NEW: Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic (one page handout)

ACE's Aware : The ACEs Aware initiative offers Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs. The two-hour online curriculum is easy to access for a wide range of health care professionals and will provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.

​​​​​​​​California Department of Health Care Services resources: Trauma Screenings and Trauma-Informed Care Provider Trainings

ACE's Online Learning: Early Trauma Online Learning Course for Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don't know, and what should happen next


The Vaping Phenomenon - What It Is, Why It Happened, and What We Can Do About It (Webinar video from Stanford's Health Improvement Program)

Also, visit Mono County Tobacco Education Program website for cessation resources/trainings and Mono County Prevention Coalition website for meeting information and trainings.


Mental Health

Mental Health Screening Tools


Social Stigma Toward Persons With Prescription Opioid Use Disorder: Associations With Public Support for Punitive and Public Health–Oriented Policies

Additional recommended Videos/Presentations 

Applied Empathy in Health Behavior Change

(SPEAKER: Jeff Jordan, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue Agency)


From Awareness to Action: Strategies for Combating Racism in Health Systems