Crisis Response: Federal, State, and Programmatic Policy Changes Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Bulfinch/Renwick (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Opioid use disorders and overdose have skyrocketed in recent years to the point of a national crisis. Thankfully, the scale of the crisis has garnered significant attention by public leaders at all levels and across the political spectrum. Policy changes at the state and federal level offer new opportunities for HCH projects to expand access to opioid use disorder treatment and save lives. This workshop will go over the relevant changes at the federal level, provide an example of model state legislation from Illinois, highlight the gaps that persist and provide strategies for continued advocacy.
Susan Awad (Director, Advocacy and Government Relations, American Society of Addiction Medicine)
Dan Rabbitt, MSW (Health Policy Project Manager, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights)
Matthew Cuddeback, LCSW (Supervisor of Clinical Operations, Heartland Health Outreach)
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