AzPHA Fall Conference & Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
September 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Arizona's Opioid Epidemic: Evidence - Interventions - Policy

It's no secret that Arizona and the U.S. are in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. Public health professionals, healthcare providers, managed care organizations and first responders have been implementing interventions to improve prescribing practices, better manage addiction, and quickly intervene during overdoses to mitigate the epidemic- yet the crisis has worsened. Policy makers in Arizona and across the nation, including the governor, have taken note and are prioritizing resources and policy directives to mitigate the crisis. 

This important Arizona Public Health Association conference, titled Arizona's Opioid Epidemic: Evidence - Interventions - Policy, will present recent Arizona opioid epidemic data and will explore interventions and future policy initiatives within public health, healthcare and managed care systems, first responders, state government, and county health departments to mitigate the epidemic. 

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