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Reversing the Overdose Epidemic in Oregon: A Toolkit for Oregon’s Physicians, Pas, and other Prescribers
Katrina Hedberg MD, MPH (Oregon Medical Association)
Target Audience
This activity was developed to meet the needs of physicians and physician assistants practicing in the state of Oregon.
Webinar Description

Oregon, along with other states in the US, has experienced the tragedy of the overdose epidemic. The epidemic includes overdoses and deaths from illicit and prescription opioids as well as from psychostimulants (methamphetamine, cocaine, etc). A new comprehensive toolkit and accompanying webinar are now available for Oregon physicians, physician assistants and other clinicians to illustrate our progress as well as the continuing challenge of overdoses and the need to better address substance use disorder.

The “Reversing the Overdose Epidemic in Oregon” toolkit contains current data; critical state and national guidance for safer prescribing; information on Oregon’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP); resources for harm reduction, overdose prevention; and resources for substance use disorder treatment and recovery. The toolkit will be available in the upcoming weeks.

Both the toolkit and webinar were developed by the Oregon Medical Association in collaboration with the American Medical Association and with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS).

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe current trends in the overdose epidemic and the Oregon Health Authority data dashboard
  • Identify ways to help make pain treatment safer and more effective, emphasizing non-opioid and non-pharmaceutical treatments
  • Demonstrate tools to reduce harms for people taking opioids
  • Discover resources for treatment of substance use disorders
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 11/12/2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 Attendance Credit
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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