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Project Information

Project Information


Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic


Project Scope:

Since the opioid epidemic was declared a national public health emergency in October 2017, progress has been slow in reversing rates of opioid misuse and overdose. This is due not to lack of will or resources, but to the complex drivers of the crisis and the cross-cutting strategies that will be required to resolve them.

To improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the National Academy of Medicine has partnered with the Aspen Institute and more than 35 other organizations to form an Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. This one-of-a-kind public-private partnership comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more – all committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multisector solutions. Future activities of the Collaborative will span public meetings, expert publications, and the development of an information hub, among other efforts.

Status: Current

PIN: NAM-NAMPO-18-P-39

RSO: Finkelman, Elizabeth

Board(s)/Committee(s):

NAM President's Office

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Health and Medicine



Geographic Focus:
North America

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events


Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

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



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jarrett Nguyen
Contact Email:  opioidcollaborative@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Agenda

Open Session

8:00 am | Opening Remarks

Victor J. Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
Ruth Katz, Aspen Institute
Jonathan Perlin, HCA Healthcare

8:10 am | Special Address

ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

8:40 am | Meeting Objectives

Victor J. Dzau, National Academy of Medicine

Closed Session (invited participants only)

8:45 am to 4:00 pm | Presentations and Discussion


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Elizabeth Finkelman
Contact Email:  opioidcollaborative@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.