CHA Member Efforts
Opioids – One More Epidemic for Catholic Health Care (Health Progress, March-April 2018)
St. Vincent Charity teams with police to improve access to opioid treatment (Catholic Health World, Feb. 1, 2018)
In fight against addiction, Pennsylvania opens doors to those seeking recovery (Catholic Health World, Nov. 15, 2017)
CHI St. Gabriel
Clinicians scrutinize pain treatments to curb opioid use
(Catholic Health World
, Feb. 15, 2017)
Grief over opioid deaths gets special attention at Lourdes Hospital (Catholic Health World, Sept. 15, 2017)
SSM Health aids opioid-addicted pregnant women (Catholic Health World, March 15, 2017)
Saint Francis tests medical marijuana to reduce opioid dosing (Catholic Health World, March 15, 2017)
St. Joseph's pursues alternatives in pain management (Catholic Health World, Jan. 15, 2017)
Trinity Health teams up to cut opioid abuse (Pharmacy Practice News, July 10, 2017)
First Do No Harm: Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017
American Hospital Association resources on addressing the opioid epidemic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resources. Includes section on Overdose Prevention in States.
Clinical Practice Guidelines, American Pain Society
Disposal of unused medications: what you should know, FDA
Hope and Healing : A practical toolkit for faith and community leaders in the face of the opioid epidemic, Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Guideline Clearinghouse: community management of opioid overdose, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Quality Partners Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship, March 2018
The Opioid Crisis in America, HarvardX on Edx. Learn about the opioid epidemic in the United States, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction
The Opioid Crisis: Hospital Prevention and Response, Essential Hospitals Institute, June 2017
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, SAMSHA, 2016. This free toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
Premier Safety Institute resources on opioids and patient safety.
Taking Action to Address Opioid Misuse, Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, funded by SAMSHA.
Vizient resources on opioid utilization, management and safety.