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ORN Spring 2023 - Why Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths is a Moving Target: Dynamic Shifts to the Opioid Crisis by Age, Race, Supply, Demand, and Geography
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While Medicaid is a key policy lever to improve access to substance use disorder treatment, many state Medicaid The opioid crisis is a dynamic complex problem. Every time we make gains on the crisis, it shifts into a new wave of substances, moves geographically to new areas and impacts populations by age, race, and urban/rural status differentially. This lecture will provide an update as to novel forms of drugs, ingestion modes, drug supply and who is affected.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of the seminar learners will be able to:
  • To understand who is at risk for drug overdose deaths based on recent opioid surveillance.
  • To understand who is at risk for drug overdose deaths.
  • To discern which risk factors, such as incarceration or rehab, that place patients at an elevated risk for a drug overdose death.
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Lori Ann Post, PhD is the Buehler Professor for Aging in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the inaugural Director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics. Dr. Post is an injury control scientist whose work is focused on policy and injury prevention. As a Demographer and Epidemiologist, Dr. Post is expert in surveillance systems and policy to action research. She works on topics such as opioid overdose deaths, mass shootings, and other violence prevention projects.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Financial Disclosure & Disclaimer: This program receives no commercial financial support.

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the AOA. In no event will the AOA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME.
Availability: No future session
Expires on Dec 31, 2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 AOA Category 1A Credit
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