May 21, 2020; 8:30 am-5:30 pm
This is a virtual event.
The National Academy of Medicine will be holding a day-long public virtual symposium in which “Action Collaborative members and invited expert speakers will address among the highest-priority elements of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the day, participants will learn about the most promising opportunities to achieve a health system that is better prepared to prevent, treat, and manage substance use disorders.”
Per the Action Collaborative, a”two-year, public-private partnership to foster greater coordination and collective action across the health system and beyond in addressing the opioid addiction crisis,” established by the National Academy of Medicine, the “Action Collaborative uses a systems approach to convene and catalyze public, private, and non-profit stakeholders to develop, curate, and disseminate multi-sector solutions designed to reduce opioid misuse, and improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities affected by the opioid crisis.”