FCCMA Webinars

FCCMA offers webinars to both members and non-members through the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence and the Professional Training and Development Committee.

All webinars will be held on the first Thursday from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Eastern Time. Topics and speakers will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. All webinars are free.

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The May 4th webinar is below.

“Opioid Crisis in Florida:
What Can Local Governments Do?”

Coaching Webinar

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

ICMA Practice Areas: 2, 3, 14 and 18

Manatee County, within Florida’s Suncoast Region, is highlighted as Florida’s most affected county with respect to the per capita rate of opioid-related overdoses. Attributal effects of the opioid-overdose epidemic include consistent annual increases of opioid-related overdose deaths, child removals, the use of Florida’s Marchman Act, and repeat utilizers of emergency and acute care resources. Manatee County’s new Health Care Services Manager, Joshua T. Barnett, MHS, MA, CPRP, ICCDP-Diplomate, will speak to how the County Administration is addressing this multifactorial issue through the use of data-informed interventions, collaborative multi-disciplinary partnerships, evidence-based practice implementation, and listening to local and national conversations.

This webinar, from the perspective of county health management, will describe the etiology of opiate-use disorders and discuss: useful data resources and statistics; various data-analysis initiatives such as Florida’s Drug Epidemiologic Network; opioid-use disorder focused consortia; implications of the Marchman Act; and the value of stakeholder partnerships with treatment entities, law enforcement, research, and the recovery community. Included in this discussion will be gaps and limitations in addition to lessons learned. As a benefit of the webinar, Manatee County seeks to establish enhanced partnership and communication with other County’s significantly affected by this crisis to elicit health promotion strategies that effectively saves lives and prevents further incidence of opioid and other co-occurring substance use disorders.


  • Joshua Barnett, MHS, MA, CPRP, ICCDP-Diplomate, Health Care Services Manager, Manatee County

Login Instructions:

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(Note: If you have difficulty with the system automatically calling you, you may dial in at  1-877-685-5350; Passcode: 461944.)

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Passcode: 461944

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The 2017 FCCMA Coaching Phone Panel Discussions are presented through the partnership of

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence