Substance Use Disorders as a Public Health Issue

Course No.
No Charge

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours, 1.0 CHES Category I CECH, Certificate of Completion

Kathleen Regan

Kathleen Regan, MD

Dr. Kathleen Regan is a Michigan native, born and raised. She attended Kalamazoo College, Wayne State medical school, and did her residency and fellowship in the US Army via  the Health Profession Scholarship program. She served 4 years  in North Carolina at Fort  Bragg. Her previous position  was Department  Chief and Medical Director of  the substance abuse program on base, TRISARF. Dr. Regan  moved to Midland, MI in 1998  and has  been here since  then.

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Course Details

Who Should View This Webcast

This session is intended for public health and health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, and others, especially those serving tribal communities in Michigan.


  • Describe how addiction affects the brain (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.4.1, 1.4.2)
  • Recognize the current issue of substance use disorders within tribal communities, specifically in Michigan (1.4.1, 1.4.2)
  • Identify opportunities and resources for action around substance use disorders in Michigan (2.1.3, 6.1.2)

Continuing Education And Certificate Of Completion

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours

1.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion


The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this training will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 

Planning Committee: Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Elizabeth Audette; Patrick Shannon, JD, MPH; Cathy Matthews; Carol Jackson; Michael McCreery; Karmen Fox, MSA; Margaret Steslicki, RN, BSN, MA; Stacie Stanton, MS, LLPC, CADC; David Garcia, LMSW, ACSW; Eva Petoskey, MS; Julie McCallum, RN, BSN, MPH; Cara Poland, MD, MEd, FASAM

Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Requirements For Successful Completion

  • Be registered for this training
  • Sign in to view the webcast
  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)
  • Complete the post-evaluation


These activities are provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the Public Health Learning Network. This training is co-provided by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal CourtNimkee Memorial Wellness CenterSaginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral HealthMcLaren Central Michigan, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.

This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366) and is supported ~80% with non-governmental funds. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Michigan PHTC’s web-based training modules are designed to provide health care professionals with information to expand their knowledge and enhance their career development. These materials are intended solely for your educational use, and are not intended to be used as specific advice or recommendations to third parties. Michigan PHTC is not responsible for any consequences or outcomes resulting from the failure to seek appropriate nursing, medical, or other professional consultation. 

Technical Information

This course is can be viewed on the Kaltura tool.  For technical specifications of this tool, visit the following link,

This is the second session in a three-part webcast series entitled Medication Assisted Treatment in Context, originating on August 24, 2016 at the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

This session will include an overview of substance use disorders, specifically focusing on opioid misuse, and will provide a discussion of the need to approach prevention and treatment from multiple perspectives.