Institute of Politics


Western Pennsylvania is currently gripped by a public safety and public health crisis. Heroin/opioid-involved overdose deaths have increased dramatically in our region and across the United States. Although much work has been done in recent years to forge stronger public safety and public health partnerships and to integrate overdose response, we must continue to identify new and more effective strategies to reduce overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Your participation is critical to this effort. Please join us at a regional workshop on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Westmoreland County Community College.

While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. Also, continuing education credits are available for a fee for some professions. Please pay continuing education fees with a check or money order. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted for fee payments. The program is currently approved for the follow continuing education credits:

  • This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (6.5) hours of substantive credit. There is a $130 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. This fee is waived for all University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. Please make checks payable to "University of Pittsburgh School of Law."

  • This program has been approved by the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission for (7) hours of CLEE credit. 

  • This course has been approved for six (6) hours of continuing education by the Pennsylvania Coroners’ Education Board under the provisions of Act 22 of 1988.

  • This program is offered for 6 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711. There is a $10 fee per person/certificate for processing the continuing education credits for this event. Please make checks payable to "University of Pittsburgh."

Please direct all questions to Briana Mihok at 412-624-7792 or

*If anyone travelling from the University of Pittsburgh/Squirrel Hill area is interested in carpooling, please contact Noel Tague at*