Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Care Delivery

By Thomas Bauer Moderator | 31 Oct, 2016

Last week I posted a comment on the Opioid epidemic and its impact..... Join experts and the GHDonline communities beginning November 7 – 11, 2016 to discuss the implications of the opioid epidemic on care delivery.
The panel will discuss the drastic surge in the use of highly addictive prescription painkillers is devastating communities. In 2014, 28,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdose, and 2 million were misusing or dependent on opioids. In the midst of this opioid epidemic, health systems around the world are struggling to prevent opioid use disorder and overdose, as well as to manage the growing demand for treatment services.
The solutions to this complex epidemic will require collaboration among many stakeholders, including primary care providers, policymakers, and law enforcement. During GHDonline’s week-long Expert Panel, our panelists will explore topics related to provider engagement in the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.

Stay tuned on updates and sign up for this Expert Panel discussion, November 7-11, by signing up on GHDonline and marking “Opioid Epidemic Expert Panel” under "How did you hear about GHDonline?" GHDonline members will be automatically added once the panel is live.

If you have not experienced a GHDonline Panel discussion

1 A question is posted daily with the panel posting comments and resources to begin the conversation
2. The conversation will post (thread) similar to a chat
3. Check the site as your schedule allows daily to contribute and learn from the discussion. Each comment sparks answers and questions that lead to better understanding of the topic being discussed
4. Be prepared for the massive sharing of resources and expertise from our international community.
5. The panel discussion will be archived as a future resource.

If you have any questions regarding the panel or signing up for GHDonline, please reply to this posting

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