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Webinar Replay: Successful Prevention Strategies to Address the Opioid Crisis

This webinar was held on March 1, 2019, and was the second webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America, 

State and local governments – backed by an infusion of federal dollars – are beginning to develop and implement a wide variety of prevention strategies to address the opioid epidemic. And several states are already showing positive initial results. Among the early lessons is that success depends on a coordinated approach to prevention; partnerships among government agencies, law enforcement, and providers are critical; and opportunities to positively impact results exist at every level of the prevention spectrum.

During this webinar, HMA public health and prevention experts provided case studies of innovative and effective opioid misuse and overdose prevention initiatives. Speakers also outlined the key components of an effective opioid prevention strategy, including an understanding of the key drivers of success.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to best leverage federal funds earmarked for opioid prevention and treatment.
  2. Learn how to develop coordinated prevention efforts that involve behavioral health and opioid use disorder treatment providers, law enforcement, corrections, Medicaid programs, and public health agencies at the state and local level.
  3. Gain insights about emerging state and local opioid misuse and overdose prevention initiatives and trends, including supervised injection facilities, fentanyl testing strips and medical marijuana for pain management.
  4. Find out how to effectively impact various levels of prevention, including tertiary (e.g., overdose prevention), secondary (e.g., medication-assisted treatment), and primary (e.g., prescribing practices).

HMA Speakers

  • Shannon Breitzman, Principal, Denver
  • Lindsey Kato, Consultant, Denver

Who Should Listen
State and local public health and Medicaid departments; addiction treatment providers, behavioral health providers, and leaders of health systems, correctional health facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other provider organizations; executives of Medicaid managed care organizations and behavioral health plans.