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September 2016 Newsletter

September is Recovery Month

Every September the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to recognize that individuals with a mental health or substance use disorder can live a healthy, rewarding life. This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.

Click here to learn more about recovery month.

Buprenorphine Waiver Training to Help Address Opioid Use Disorders

Buprenorphine waiver training is available for physicians interested in seeking a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take eight hours of training. The course will be offered in Reno on October 8 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building - Room 102. Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when they receive their full medical license. Physicians assistants and advance practice registered nurses are encouraged to take the course and apply for a waiver once the regulations proposed in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) are enacted.
Click here for more information.

JTNN and Northern Nevada HOPES Partner to Provide AmeriCorps Worker For Community

Join Together Northern Nevada is proud to announce a new partnership with Northern Nevada HOPES to provide a community health worker through the AmeriCorps service program beginning this month. The focus of this partnership is to improve our health and education environment, particularly to the medically underserved populations, and provide better access and knowledge of community resources. 

We'd like to introduce you to our AmeriCorps representative, Nina Jolley, and have her share a little about herself:

I recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Biology degree and a minor in Spanish. I am originally from Singapore but am fortunate enough to have also lived in England, Ohio, and New Hampshire before my family finally settled in Incline Village, Nevada. Thanks to my parents, I was bitten by the travel bug at a young age and recently studied abroad in Alicante, Spain for five months to immerse myself in the Spanish language and culture, totaling my country count to 30. With such an amazing end to my last semester, I knew I had to get a kick start on my journey to work in the healthcare field. My passion is to help others and I couldn’t pass up this AmeriCorps opportunity with Join Together Northern Nevada and Northern Nevada HOPES! With an ultimate career goal to become a Physician’s Assistant, I hope I can be half as amazing as all of the health care workers at the clinic.

JTNN is Hiring

We're seeking a motivated, energetic, creative person who has experience working with youth for our part-time Youth and Community Outreach Specialist position. Click here to read the job description and find out how to apply. 

An Ounce of Prevention: Rejuvenate Your Workplace
Drug Policy 

Is your workplace drug policy up-to-date?

What can you do, and what should you avoid?

Join us for this FREE presentation and workshop and learn how to keep your workplace safe and drug-free, avoid liability situations and, most importantly, gain peace of mind in your day-to-day operations.

October 19, 2016
9 a.m. - noon
The Chamber
449 South Virginia St., 1st floor
Reno, NV

Space is limited. Click here to register, or email

Save The Date:
Prescription Drug Round Up

Saturday, October 22

It's that time of year again! Get ready to safely dispose of your unneeded, unwanted medications at the Prescription Drug Round Up on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. 

Click here for a list of collection sites and more information about the Round Up.

We Need Your Feedback!

We're looking for 10 parents to participate in a focus group about youth and drug prevention. All participants will receive a $10 gift card for their assistance. Please contact Amber at if you'd like to participate.

Check out the JTNN Calendar of Events here.

Click here for the JTNN blog.
Executive Board Members

Diana Lee, Chair, Community Member

Darin Balaam,
Vice Chair, Community Member

Roger Bahten, Secretary/ Treasurer, Washoe County School District

Joseph Burfield, Community Member

Dianne Drinkwater, Washoe County District Attorney's Office

Greta Engelbrecht, University of Nevada, Reno, Sanford Center for Aging

Tom Green, Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Kate High,
Catholic Charities

Judi Kosterman,
Brain Treatment Center

Sheila Leslie, Washoe County Social Services

Laura Newman, Community Member

Staff Members

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder,
Executive Director

Amber Johnson, Prevention Specialist

Ann Murdoch, Bookkeeper

Vacant, Youth and Community
Outreach Specialist

Jill Young,
Marketing Specialist
Copyright © 2016 Join Together Northern Nevada, All rights reserved.
This publication is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

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