On September 29, 2015, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Battling Opioid Addiction: Public Policy and Healthcare Strategies for an Epidemic.”
Opioid addiction, including inappropriate use of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Battling this crisis will require a close partnership between healthcare providers, public health officials, state and federal policymakers, and community-based organizations.
During this webinar, HMA Principal Margarita Pereyda, MD, outlines various public policy and healthcare strategies that have successfully reduced the risk of opioid addiction, including case studies of collaborative initiatives and protocols for identifying and treating people struggling with opioid addiction. Listen to the recording and:
- Understand the importance of provider education efforts at the national and community level to drive awareness, prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.
- Get the facts behind harm-reduction and patient-safety programs, which can mitigate the possibility of adverse healthcare consequences including drug overdoses.
- Anticipate the potential unintended consequences of laws and policies designed to crack down on the availability of prescription opioids, including an uptick in other forms of drug abuse.
- Learn how to craft policies and protocols that emphasize a coordinated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of opioid addiction, including the integration of primary, behavioral and community-based care.
The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.