On Thursday, June 25, HRSA will host a webinar on the prevalence of opioids and the workforce to provide treatment in rural and urban settings from noon until 1 p.m. CST.
Holly Andrilla from WWAMI and John Gale from Maine will provide an overview of their research on the prevalence of opioid use disorders in rural and urban settings and discuss issues with regard to workforce and providing treatment. Question and answer will follow.
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid-related deaths driven by excessive prescribing of opioids, misuse of prescription drugs, and increased use of heroin. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has funded research at the WWAMI and the University of Southern Maine Rural Health Research Centers to explore the prevalence of opioids in rural and urban settings, as well as availability of workforce to provide treatment for opioid use disorder.
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Participant passcode: 3363788.
The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 200 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.
Questions? Contact Shawnda Schroeder, PhD Rural Health Research Gateway, at firstname.lastname@example.org.