Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - Resources

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Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (October 2017)
This toolkit, released by the AHA, provides guidance and information to hospitals and health systems on how they can partner with patients, clinicians and communities to address the opioid epidemic.

This patient resource, created by AHA and the CDC, was designed to help hospitals foster more effective and fact-based conversations between patients and physicians about opioids, the risks and the alternatives. (February 2018)

Addressing the Prescription Opioid Crisis: Advancing Provider Education and Collaborating with All Stakeholders, NEJM Catalyst, Jay Bhatt, DO, & Elisa Arespacochaga, American Hospital Association (November 2017)

Featured AHA Resources

Legislative Advisory: A summary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018

Chair File: Understanding and Treating Substance Use Disorders by Nancy Agee, AHA Board Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic (April 2018)

Issue Brief: AHA Priorities to Address the Opioid Crisis (March 2018)

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