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Oregon Problem Gambling Services - Monthly PG Prevention Connect - Minutes - 9/6/13

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  • 1. OHA-AMH Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinators Monthly Connect September 6, 2013 Minutes Introductions Ann Kasbohm (Lake) Billy-Jo Deal (Wallowa) Bonnie Gracia (Umatilla) Brianne Mares (Columbia) Danette Killinger (Linn) Darlene Foster (NARA) DeAnne Mansveld (Union) Debbie Utley (Lake) Delese Kendrick (Hood/Wasco/Sherman) Jessica Jacks (Deschutes) Jody (sp?) (Tillamook) Julie Hynes (Lane– facilitator) Heather Cromwell (Baker) Kelly Locey (Benton) Lisa Miller (Marion) Melissa Grammon (Baker) Nicole Walker-Sundby (Polk) Ramon Zelaya (Clackamas) Updates from Around the State Welcome to Jody from Tillamook County and Heather from Baker County! AMH Prevention Update – Natasha Pineda is currently travelling back to Alaska to address family issues. We hope to get an update soon regarding Natasha’s ability to provide assistance remotely and/or if there will be a staffing update. PGS Manager Position – has re-opened. The posting is listed at: http://bit.ly/PGSmanager . Spread the word! Nicole Corbin is still in leadership as the Addictions Services Manager. Nicole—Thanked Becca Hauser from Yamhill County, who helped Nicole figure out next steps for retail environment assess and scan problem. Will be out this fall on maternity leave and will conduct in Winter. Restaurant & convenience scores. Adding A&D scan to it…possibly partner with TPEP coordinator. (Congratulations, Nicole!) Lisa—Contacted Becca also for environmental scan info. Adding PG and A&D info as well. New school year – SWS survey…. Going to have supplementary faculty & staff questionnaire, including PG questions in there. Up to 10 questions. Have a copy of questions obtained from Isabel – 4 basic questions (school policies, whether participate in scratch-off events, whether teachers include gambling in any of courses). Since Scratch-Its for Schools is no longer in place, perhaps a different question could take place for the scratch-off events. Ramon – Sonia from Estacada who was looking for data on PG community assessment; was able to provide her with PG information. Planning phases to get Clackamas County involved in the art search for next year. Focus group conversations hopefully for schools. Brianne—Thanked Jessica Jacks, who helped answer questions about her environmental scan. Partnering with public health, ready to do environmental scan. Good curricula started in the schools (Second Steps). Was able to go to National Prevention Network in Oklahoma City and got some good information on a evidence-based high school curriculum to help reduce and stop substance abuse.
  • 2. Oregon Lottery/Advertising Following recent news media reports on the Oregon Lottery’s Lottery’s decision to no longer support the promotion of problem gambling services or participate in other problem gambling efforts, Julie debriefed the background behind the Lottery’s decision as related to the Department of Justice Opinion. The complete DOJ Opinion is at http://www.doj.state.or.us/agoffice/agopinions/op_2013_2.pdf. DOJ has outlined delineation between “responsible gambling” (which the lottery may promote/participate) and “problem gambling” (which the lottery may not promote/participate). The delineation, however, has been considered unclear by some problem gambling advocates. The 2014 legislative session may provide the possibility for a bill to instate funds that may go specifically toward promotion of problem gambling services. Representative Carolyn Tomei (D- Milwaukee) has previously sponsored several bills related to problem gambling. As reference material, the Marketing Strategies Advisory Group provided recommendations to the Oregon Lottery around responsible and problem gambling efforts. The group’s summary report is available at http://bit.ly/MSAG-Lottery. Upcoming Trainings/Conferences in Addictions & Public Health While not all of the trainings we go to are directed toward problem gambling, much of the material can be applied—and there can be excellent networking opportunities for us to talk about problem gambling. Following are events that coordinators shared during the call: • Marijuana Legalization: What We Can Learn from Washington State September 11 from 3:00 – 4:30pm in Oregon City. Clackamas County is hosting this presentation.  More info: http://www.clackamassafecommunities.org/cal/event.cfm?id=1288 • Oregon College/University Substance Abuse Prevention Summit Thursday, September 12th from 8:30am-4:30pm at University of Oregon in Eugene. While the meeting is directed around substance abuse prevention, there will be an open space session in which participants may discuss PG issues.  More info: http://bit.ly/SAprevsummit • 2013 National Marijuana Policy & Strategy Conference September 23 and 24th in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  More info: www.marijuanapolicyconference.com • Four Directions Conference October 1-4 in Spokane, WA. “Tree of Healing Conference on Spiritual, Emotional, Intellectual, and Physical Healing and Addictions Awareness.” Problem gambling is a topic. Julie will be giving two presentations.  More info: http://www.evergreencpg.org/training/training-continuing- education/workshop-conferences/four-directions-2013/
  • 3. • Oregon Public Health Association Conference The OPHA annual conference will be held October 14 & 15 at OSU in Corvallis. Kelly from Benton County will be giving two presentations at the conference – one on mobilizing the community with the SPF project & engagement in community health assessment, and one on a project clinic with sexual health services (using SPF model to do a thorough needs assessment and increasing teen engagement).  More info: http://www.oregonpublichealth.org/opha-conference PGAW Calendar Data Confirmation Julie will contact PGS to determine where we are with the “blurbs” that go in the Problem Gambling Awareness Calendar (to view the current blurbs as recommended by many coordinators around the state, click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P2BKRWM (just don’t take the survey; results may have already been compiled). SBIRT Jessica asked the group where people are with local SBIRT implementation, being that the state is emphasizing its use and many local coordinated care organizations are to be implementing SBIRT. She has worked with her local suicide prevention coalition to support training of SBIRT locally in the Deschutes area, since many of the trainings are available only along the I-5 corridor. Her grant is also is working to incorporate the SBIRT into higher ed. Wrap-up Debbie asked about PGS coordinators meetings and how often they would be, and when. Julie said she would follow up with AMH to determine when the next webinar meeting(s) would occur, and when the next planned in-person meeting is planned. Ramon reminded the group that September 29 is Problem Gamblers Awareness Day. For the history of Awareness Day, visit http://www.preventionlane.org/gambling/pgad.htm. Event information will be posted there as well. Do you have something planned for Awareness Day? Let us know! Contact Julie.Hynes@co.lane.or.us so we can help get the word out. Next Meeting October 4, 2013 10:00am-11:30am 1-877-336-1828 Code: 907760 Topics:  Leadership structure of PGS – updates  Follow up on environmental scans  Calendars  2014 Awareness Week – begin discussing plans for March