Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Webinar

About this Event

Join the National Academy of Medicine on February 13, 2019 for a webinar featuring an overview of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and the work it will undertake over the next two years to share knowledge, align initiatives, and advance multisector solutions to improve outcomes for those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Day/Time:  February 13, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00pm EST

Every day, an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose – a grim statistic that has devastated families and communities around the nation. Due to the complex and urgent nature of the epidemic, reversing the opioid crisis will require a multi-sectoral and multi-pronged response; no organization, government agency, or sector can solve this crisis on its own. Within the past year alone, numerous initiatives, reports, guidelines, and recommendations have been developed to address the epidemic across the public and private sectors. With so much activity underway, strong mechanisms to support better coordination, information-sharing, and evidence-based practice are needed.

To improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the National Academy of Medicine has partnered with the Aspen Institute and more than 50 other organizations to form an Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

Join the NAM for a one-hour webinar that will introduce this one-of-a-kind public-private partnership that comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more. An overview of the Action Collaborative will be followed by updates from the leads of the Action Collaborative’s four working groups. The webinar will end with approximately 20 minutes for questions and answers with the listening audience.

Webinar Agenda

Introductions and Welcome – Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine and Action Collaborative Co-Chair

Overview of the Action Collaborative – ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Action Collaborative Co-Chair

Presentations of the Action Collaborative Working Groups

Health Professional Education and Training – Steve Singer, Vice President, Education and Outreach, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and Evidence Standards – Helen Burstin, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Council of Medical Specialty Societies

Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery from Opioid Use Disorders – Alonzo Plough, Chief Science Officer and Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Research, Data, and Metrics – Kelly Clark, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Q&A with webinar audience

This webinar is open to the public. Please register to attend by clicking here. Webinar login information will be sent to you prior to the webinar. The webinar will be archived and materials will be posted on the Action Collaborative website following the event.

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