Pharmacists can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention and linkages to treatment. The perception of a pharmacist as someone behind a counter counting out pills is outdated. Join the National Overdose Prevention Network (NOPN) for the next Web Forum in our Meet the Partner series for a live discussion with James Gasper, PharmD, a Board Certified Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacist with the California Department of Health Care Services. We will speak with Dr. Gasper about the role of pharmacists, how to partner effectively, and what strategies look like in action. Register today and read more about Dr. Gasper’s story here.

Presenters

James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP

Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacist

California Department of Health Care Services

Sacramento, CA

Dr. Gasper is as a psychiatric and substance use disorder pharmacist for the California Department of Health Care Services. Dr. Gasper received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center and completed his specialized residency in psychiatric pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Dr.…

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Moderator

Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor

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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