Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

This series of interactive data visualizations depicts evolving trends in the opioid crisis including–for the first time–unduplicated counts of how many opioid deaths involved specific combinations of prescription opioids, heroin and/or synthetic opioids.

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The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

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Our new infographic highlights key findings developed from the latest CDC data, illustrating the growing intensity of the opioid crisis.

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Whitmore CC, White MN, Buntin MB, Fry CE, Calamari, K, Patrick SW

Interviews with key stakeholders in 10 states identified several success factors and challenges in passing and implementing state laws aimed at the opioid crisis. Success factors included having an identifiable champion, using stakeholders' personal stories to garner buy-in, providing ongoing education and feedback to PDMP users, and being inclusive in engaging diverse stakeholders. Challenges included divided state legislatures and physician pushback.

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With grant support from NIHCM Foundation, researchers at the University of Maryland have used big data and machine learning to identify risk factors for chronic opioid use. On this webinar, the researchers will discuss their work, its applications, and next steps for bringing these tools into practice.

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Opioid overdose takes the lives of 4.6 Americans every hour. This webinar explored ways to expand the use of evidence-based treatments and begin to reduce the toll of the crisis.

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Deaths related to opioids have risen dramatically in just a few years and increasingly involve heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

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Upwards of 2 million Americans misused prescription opioids for the first time in 2016. This webinar got to the heart of the prevention question, exploring efforts across the health system to stop opioid abuse before it starts.

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