The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 22. WSHA is a committed and collaborative partner in the Washington State Opioid Response Plan. Join WSHA and the Washington State Health Care Authority April 12 to learn more about phase-two opioid stewardship Starts with One campaign materials to support hospitals. You will also learn how the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day campaign works, how you can shape future campaign messaging and materials, and how organizations like yours can promote this event in your community.
The targeted audiences for this webinar are CMOS, CNOs, CQOs, clinical quality leaders, pharmacists, hospitalists, and marketing and communication teams
WSHA CMOs and providers were instrumental in developing the provider toolkit that supports equitable conversations with patients about responsible opioid use, alternative pain management options and considerations when prescribing opioids.
Opioid misuse continues to be a serious national public health issue with nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths in 2019 involving an opioid. Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends and/or acquaintances. One key comprehensive strategy to reduce opioid misuse is to support national and state efforts in reducing opioid misuse.
On behalf of WSHA, we thank you for your engagement and effort in your community to reduce opioid misuse. (Tina Seery)