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Combatting the Opioid Epidemic with Provider and Public Education

Description
Highlights from a conversation with Fred Wells Brason II, discussing community-based efforts to reduce opioid misuse and abuse in rural communities. Brason helped found Project Lazarus in Wilkes County, North Carolina, which reduced the overdose rate in Wilkes County by 72 percent over three years. The Project Lazarus model has since spread to more than 20 states and focuses on cross-sector collaboration, public and provider education, and increasing access to treatment.
Location
Transforming Care: Reporting on Health System Improvement
Date
03/2017
Type
Document
Organization
Commonwealth Fund
Tagged as
Access · Community engagement and volunteerism · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse