september 6–9, 2018

Opioid Crisis:

New Approaches for the Long-Term Health and Well-Being of Patients and Their Communities

Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD

Health Services Researcher
Abt Associates

As the national emergency of opioid addiction continues to take a toll on Americans across all the States, the Forum heard an update on the scope of the current problem and solutions that are working in some States. Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD, of Abt Associates, a research and consulting company, provided the background for the session, noting that, in 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids was 5 times higher than in 1999. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, Dr. Shoemaker reported. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 2.1 million Americans had opioid use disorder, 11.5 million admitted to misusing opioids, and 2.1 million said they misused opioids for the first time in that year.

Delaware’s Three-Year Action Plan
to Combat Opioids

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN

Lt. Governor

Delaware and Professor of Nursing and Joint Faculty in Urban Affairs
University of Delawares

Delaware’s Lt. Governor, Bethany Hall-Long, reported progress on the State’s “Three-Year Action Plan” to combat opioid abuse. The Plan is a roadmap for the Governor and members of the General Assembly to address the challenges of the epidemic. The integrated plan addresses prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.

Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine

David M. Stern, MD

Robert Kaplan Executive Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine

Dr. David Stern’s introduction to his presentation was heart-breaking, as he described his son’s death from an opioid overdose 10 years ago. This tragedy led to Dr. Stern’s career commitment to finding solutions to the opioid epidemic. Dr. Stern, who serves on the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine, reported on the Commission’s formulation of evidenced-based pain and addiction medicine competencies for management of pain, proper prescribing of pain medication, and diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from addiction.

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september 6–9, 2018

Opioid Crisis:

New Approaches for the Long-Term Health and Well-Being of Patients and Their Communities

Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD

Health Services Researcher
Abt Associates

As the national emergency of opioid addiction continues to take a toll on Americans across all the States, the Forum heard an update on the scope of the current problem and solutions that are working in some States. Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD, of Abt Associates, a research and consulting company, provided the background for the session, noting that, in 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids was 5 times higher than in 1999. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, Dr. Shoemaker reported. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 2.1 million Americans had opioid use disorder, 11.5 million admitted to misusing opioids, and 2.1 million said they misused opioids for the first time in that year.

Delaware’s Three-Year Action Plan
to Combat Opioids

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN

Lt. Governor

Delaware and Professor of Nursing and Joint Faculty in Urban Affairs
University of Delawares

Delaware’s Lt. Governor, Bethany Hall-Long, reported progress on the State’s “Three-Year Action Plan” to combat opioid abuse. The Plan is a roadmap for the Governor and members of the General Assembly to address the challenges of the epidemic. The integrated plan addresses prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.

Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine

David M. Stern, MD

Robert Kaplan Executive Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine

Dr. David Stern’s introduction to his presentation was heart-breaking, as he described his son’s death from an opioid overdose 10 years ago. This tragedy led to Dr. Stern’s career commitment to finding solutions to the opioid epidemic. Dr. Stern, who serves on the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine, reported on the Commission’s formulation of evidenced-based pain and addiction medicine competencies for management of pain, proper prescribing of pain medication, and diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from addiction.

september 6–9, 2018

Opioid Crisis:

New Approaches for the Long-Term Health and Well-Being of Patients and Their Communities

Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD

Health Services Researcher
Abt Associates

As the national emergency of opioid addiction continues to take a toll on Americans across all the States, the Forum heard an update on the scope of the current problem and solutions that are working in some States. Sarah Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD, of Abt Associates, a research and consulting company, provided the background for the session, noting that, in 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids was 5 times higher than in 1999. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, Dr. Shoemaker reported. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 2.1 million Americans had opioid use disorder, 11.5 million admitted to misusing opioids, and 2.1 million said they misused opioids for the first time in that year.

Delaware’s Three-Year Action Plan
to Combat Opioids

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN

Lt. Governor

Delaware and Professor of Nursing and Joint Faculty in Urban Affairs
University of Delawares

Delaware’s Lt. Governor, Bethany Hall-Long, reported progress on the State’s “Three-Year Action Plan” to combat opioid abuse. The Plan is a roadmap for the Governor and members of the General Assembly to address the challenges of the epidemic. The integrated plan addresses prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.

Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine

David M. Stern, MD

Robert Kaplan Executive Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine

Dr. David Stern’s introduction to his presentation was heart-breaking, as he described his son’s death from an opioid overdose 10 years ago. This tragedy led to Dr. Stern’s career commitment to finding solutions to the opioid epidemic. Dr. Stern, who serves on the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine, reported on the Commission’s formulation of evidenced-based pain and addiction medicine competencies for management of pain, proper prescribing of pain medication, and diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from addiction.