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The Opioid Epidemic and Public Health: Impact, Interventions, and Innovation
The Opioid Epidemic and Public Health: Impact, Interventions, and Innovation
Live, virtual training through WebEx

Join to learn about how the opioid epidemic has impacted public health and public health-centered innovations to addressing it.

Hosted by: Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)

Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, other members of the healthcare team

Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline the public health impacts of the opioid epidemic
  2. Analyze the innovative public health approaches to the opioid crisis
  3. Understand and explore the role of the social determinants of health for the treatment and support of patients with substance use disorders

Presenter: Sara Whaley, MPH, MSW, MA 
Director of Programs, Bloomberg Overdose Prevention Intiative, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomsberg School of Public Health 

Disclosure Information:
Sara Whaley, MSW, MPH, MA, faculty for this activity, has reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
The planners and reviewers for this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Event contact:
Bridget Sweeney, MACS Training Coordinator

CME Credit:
No CME information available at this time. Please check back sooner to the event date.  

CEU Credit:
Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

MAT and MATE Acts: 

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the fiscal year 2023 omnibus, passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Acts. These bills were passed to expand access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, and normalize and enhance substance use care across healthcare settings.

MACS is monitoring guidance from state and federal agencies closely and will update this page when more information becomes available. The resources on this page offer information about the omnibus, the bills, and the implications for healthcare providers and programs. Find out more here:

Availability: No future session
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 CEU Credit
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