The 2017 Social Policy II course is working with Representative Holly Rehder to develop an online advocacy campaign to pass HB 90 and SB 314 in favor of a Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The purpose of this workshop will be to showcase their website and social media campaign. Youth will leave with a general understanding of website development and creating a grassroots campaign around a social problem.
Trenton Sims, Adjunct Professor Evangel University, Regional Program Manager at Enactus
Alyssa Wadlow, Project Manager, BSW Student at Evangel
Emily Bone, BSW Student at Evangel
Sarah Martinette, BSW Student at Evangel
The Evangel University Social Work Program received a policy-practice grant from CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), with a focus on the need for a PDMP in Missouri. The junior class of social work majors has addressed this topic in both their Social Policy I & II classes.
In these classes they have written papers about the PDMP debate, partnered with a local prevention organization (CPO), organized a Town Hall meeting regarding opioids in the Ozarks, designed a website for students for a PDMP, organized a community forum at a local coffee shop for students in southwest Missouri, advocated to local pharmacies about the need to take action, composed a PDMP song and are in the process of writing legislative briefs on the topic.