Contributing to Healthy Communities Current/Best Practices Abstract UME - Preclinical

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Multi-Disciplinary Continuous Medical Education

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Contributing to Healthy Communities
Intended Audience Track
Undergraduate Medical Education - Pre-clinical Education Faculty
Presentation Type
Current/Best Practices Abstract
Stephanie J. Townsell, MPH, American Osteopathic Association

Not presenting
Gloria Dillard, MPH, American Osteopathic Association
Natrina Kennedy, BA, American Osteopathic Association

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This session highlights an initiative employed by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to address the opioid crisis in the United States. Since 2013, AOA has been a partner in the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), which is comprised of multi-disciplinary organizations who share concern for the ravaging impact of the opioid crisis. The CO*RE organizations have joined together to create and provide accredited education on immediate and extended-release long-acting opioid therapies. Over the span of six years, the AOA CO*RE REMS program has been offered to osteopathic physicians and other health professionals across the United States, especially in areas of greatest need. The program is funded by a grant from the REMS Program Companies (RPC).