A lack of accessibility to overdose prevention resources presents large challenges, particularly in rural communities. Join the National Overdose Prevention Network for this discussion with Dr. Maridee Shogren from Don't Quit the Quit, a program that supports pregnant and postpartum women in rural Northern Dakota who are in recovery. This conversation will explore ways to reach people where they’re at, whether that’s rural America or other underserved communities. Be sure to join this important conversation.


Maridee Shogren DNP, CNM, CLC

Principal Investigator, Don’t Quit the Quit Program

Dr. Maridee Shogren is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Dakota, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Certified Lactation Counselor.  She has practiced women’s health, obstetrics, and family planning in a variety of settings. Maridee has been involved in SAMHSA funded grant work since 2014 spending three years on an interprofessional…

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Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President Emeritus, External Relations and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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