Community engagement and addressing barriers in implementation

Opioid learning network series - session 6

report released July 14, 2022, from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows a record number of Minnesotans died from drug overdoses in 2021. MHA is hosting a webinar, session six of its Opioid Learning Network Series, on Aug. 25, 2022, that will focus on: 

  • Learning how two organizations collaborated with their community to prevent and reduce opioid addiction injury and deaths. 
  • Identifying key community stakeholders to partner with to ensure the greatest impact. 
  • Discussing common barriers in implementing community-based collaboratives and other opioid stewardship best practices. 

Speakers include Arianna Campbell, an emergency department physician’s assistant in California, and Kristie Bryant, BSN, CARN, PHN, a care coordinator for Welia Health, both specializing in opioid use disorders.  


Arianna Campbell is an emergency department physician assistant with more than 20 years of clinical expertise informing her work. As an APP Lead at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California, Arianna initiated an innovative program to treat patients with opioid use disorder. Recognized by leaders in addiction medicine and beyond, Arianna became a founding clinician of CA Bridge, a program of the Public Health Institute. She currently serves as Director and Co-Principal Investigator for CA Bridge, dedicated to making 24/7 access to addiction treatment the standard of care in every hospital. Arianna presently serves on Marshall’s Provider Advisory Council and the California Academy of PAs' Professional Practice Committee. She is a dedicated advocate for harm reduction practices and treating the patient as a whole person.

Kristie Bryant, BSN, CARN, PHN is the care coordinator for Welia Health’s opioid stewardship program in Mora, Pine City, and Hinckley, Minnesota. Having been involved in the program since it began in September of 2018, she has had an integral role in the formation of the program at Welia Health. She is responsible for working directly with patients who are enrolled in the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, education and consultation to staff in all departments system-wide regarding the opioid stewardship program, oversight of Welia’s controlled substance care team, and community outreach/collaboration with regards to the opioid epidemic and its impact on the local community.

Recommended to attend

Opioid stewardship champions and health care professionals that are interested in learning about improving their organization’s opioid stewardship program, including pharmacists, emergency medicine professionals, mental health and addiction providers, physicians, nurses, quality improvement team and community stakeholders including those in the public health arena.

Continuing education

As an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, MHA can help attending physicians and physician assistants receive continuing certification (MOC) credit from their respective specialty board for work related to opioid stewardship, including participation in this webinar.

The program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of one contact hour.


  • Complimentary for MHA member hospitals and health systems
  • $35 per person for associate members
  • $75 per person for nonmembers

Registration deadline

Please register by noon on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

You will receive an email that contains instructions on how to connect approximately four business days before the web conference. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email prior to the program with web conference details, please Contact Us to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 8/25/2022 1:00 PM CDT
  • 8/25/2022 2:00 PM CDT
  • Zoom Meeting