Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

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. Developed with input from a multidisciplinary team of front-line clinicians and subject matter experts, the toolkit includes links to guidelines, training, webinars, reports and other resources.

This toolkit includes resources for hospitals and health systems to share with clinicians and patients and to use to enhance partnerships within their communities. The information is categorized into eight topic areas:

  1. Clinician education on prescribing practices
  2. Nonopioid pain management
  3. Addressing stigma
  4. Treatment options for opioid use disorders
  5. Patient, family and caregiver education
  6. Transitions of care
  7. Safeguarding against diversion
  8. Collaborating with communities

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