Welcome to the Catskills Addiction Coalition

3rd Annual Community Action Summit


January 8th-15th, 2021  

Join the Conversation! #CACActionWeek

View the sessions from our Action Week!  

The 2021 Catskills Addiction Coalition Annual Community Summit 

A Free Event!

January 8th-15th, 2021 Friday to Friday with daily interactive Zoom webinar sessions



Our online summit format allows attendees to participate in our Community Action Week without having to travel to Margaretville this year due to Covid-19. The event will continue to be the source for community-centered collaborative work focused on the prevention, treatment, and recovery needs with a focus on harm reduction for substance use and opioid use disorders in the Catskills Region. 

Follow the links below to View the sessions!

Friday January 8, 2021 9:00-Noon



January 9-15, 2021


View the sessions

Our 2019 and 2020 Summits

Kickoff Day Presenters

Friday, January 8, 2021

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Co-Chair Catskills Addiction Coalition

Mark Pohar

Executive Director Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

Julia Reischel

Co-Chair Catskills Addiction Coalition

Carol O'Beirne

Executive Director Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce

Peg Ellsworth

Executive Director

M-ARK Project, Inc. 

Joseph Damone

Catskills Addiction Coalition





Friday, January 8, 2021 Kickoff Day

9:00-9:25 AM
Welcome and overview of the day 
9:25-9:35 AM
Update on progress and gaps, current data, and grant information
9:35-9:40 AM
Remembrance of those lost to SUD
9:40-9:50 AM
Harm Reduction
9:50-10:00 AM 
10:00-10:30 AM
Presentation of student videos, awards
10:30-11:45 AM
Panel discussion: People with lived experience 
11:45 AM- Noon 
Wrap-up, closing remarks, weekly session schedule, engagement 

January 9-15, 2021 Community Action Week Interactive web-based sessions. Click on the session link to view the presentations. 


Discussion Forum

Join the conversation! Visit our discussion forum to become a part of the community.

We are remembering individuals lost to SUD during our Community Action Week. If you would like to submit a photo, name, and story in remembrance, please click the candle to be taken to the memorial page.


Who Should Attend? 

  • Individuals affected by SUD/OUD

  • Educators

  • Law Enforcement

  • The Arts Community

  • Nurses, N.P.s and P.A.s

  • Physicians

  • Social Workers

  • Policy Makers & Civic Leaders

  • The Business Community

  • Interested Community Members

  • Students

  • Transportation Sector

  • Criminal Justice 

  • Faith Leaders

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there a cost to attend the summit?

A. No. The Action Week Zoom sessions are free to attend.

Q. Will registering for the Action Week add me to a mailing list/SPAM?

A. No. Your email and name is needed to register and to receive the post session evaluation, but will not be used otherwise. 


Q. Can anyone join/can I invite anyone? 

A.  Yes and No. We will be screening who registers and enters the sessions to maintain privacy for any sessions that are sensitive        in nature. Please contact CatskillsAddictionCoalition@Gmail.com for questions/concerns.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of attendees? 

A.  Yes. We are limited to 500 registrants for the Kickoff day webinar, and 100 per Zoom session during the Action Week.

Q. Will participants/attendees be visible on video? 

A.  Yes and No. Only the moderator/facilitator and the panelists will be visible in the webinar session on Kickoff Day. Attendees          can turn off their cameras during regular Zoom sesssions.  

Q. Will I be able to ask questions? 

A.  Yes. The Zoom sessions will have a chat feature enabled where you may place questions/comments and there will be                      dedicated times for discussion. 

Q. How can I access the recordings of the summit?

A. The Zoom sessions will be available after the close of the Action Week, via either file or YouTube. Please stay tuned. 

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The work of the Catskills Addiction Coalition is carried out through our partnerships with other organizations and awarded grants. Thank you to our sponsors and those who through collaborative work, continue to make our communities recovery-friendly!

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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Collaborative Communities Award. The Community Collaborative Learning Funds are managed by Healthy Places by Design, and part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and RWJF Culture of Health Prize programs which are collaborations between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

 The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the named organizations, nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by these organizations.

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