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May 17, 2018 (Cleveland)

U.S. Department of State Highlights Local Opioid Conference

Opioid Consortium Shares Insight on Opioid Public Health Crisis with U.S. State Department Exchange Program AlumniOn Thursday, May 17, the U.S. Department of State highlighted a local opioid conference The Center for Health Affairs participated in last month for those interested in seeking to learn more about the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium and its experience addressing the opioid public health crisis.

The piece on the opioid conference highlighted the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and their partnership with alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to address the opioid crisis:

Over the course of four days in Cleveland, exchange alumni drew on their unique backgrounds and perspectives to share best practices, learn new tools, and develop innovative community projects. Through participant-led discussions and activities, they learned multifaceted approaches to substance abuse prevention, education, and rehabilitation programs and services at the local, state, and national level

While Cleveland has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, the city is a dynamic leader in bringing together the public and private sectors to prevent opioid abuse and treat people suffering from addiction. Through site visits, alumni learned about local approaches and gained lessons learned from organizations in the Cleveland community.

The Center for Health Affairs and the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium shared their experience in fostering effective collaboration between community leaders and hospitals to reduce the number of overdoses and deaths due to heroin and opioid use.

To read the full U.S. Department of State piece on the local opioid conference, click here.

To learn more about the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium, contact us.


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