Opioid Education Resources for Prescribers


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The Wisconsin Hospital Association supports Attorney General Brad Schimel on the statewide prescription opiate abuse, prevention, education and awareness campaign launched September 17, 2015.

Dose of Reality

 --WHA Board Resolution: WHA Board Supports Prescriber, Patient Opioid Education (12-17-15)

 --WHA Releases Statement on Creation of Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse (9-22-16)

 --Governor News Conference on Opioid Abuse (1-5-16)


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From February to June of 2016, WHA offered a series of complimentary webinars focused on assisting hospital and health system administrative and clinical leaders understand the growing public health issue of the misuse and abuse of opioids; clarify their role, as a health care leader, in addressing the issue; and create a culture of change in their own organizations responsive to this growing epidemic.

The sessions offered as part of this series included:
  • A Health Care Leader’s Role in Tackling the Opioid Abuse Issue: offered on February 25
  • Wisconsin’s Best Practices in Tackling the Opioid Abuse Issue: offered on March 17
  • Drug Diversion from the Health Care Workplace: A Multiple Victim Crime: offered on April 5
  • Navigating Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Controlled Substances Board: offered on April 27
  • HCAHPS, Patient Satisfaction & Opioid Prescribing: Debunking the Myths: offered on June 1

Audio recordings and slide decks (in PDF format) for each of the five presentations can be accessed at: http://www.wha.org/memberforum2-25-16.aspx

The following presentations were made at the November 3, 2017 meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse and taped by Wisconsin Eye.

WHA is pleased to make them available to WHA members. You are welcome to share these with your staff. Direct questions to Matthew Stanford, WHA general counsel, 608-274-1820 or mstanford@wha.org


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