Past Free Webinar – Opioids and Older Minnesotans: What to Know and What to Do – July 18, 2018

By: Aaron Leppin, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor/Researcher, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic; Aging Policy Fellow, Minnesota Board on Aging
Kate Erickson, MSW, Opioid Overdose Prevention Director, Minnesota Department of Health
Jodie Dvorkin, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement – ICSI

Handout – Opioids & Older Minnesotans – Leppin 7.18.18

Handout – Opioids & Older Minnesotans – ICSI – Dvorkin 7.18.18

Approximately 3% of Minnesota adults misuse prescription opioids. Opioid deaths have been increasing since the year 2000 and reached 395 in 2016. Rates of treatment for nonfatal overdose have increased significantly in aging adults.

This webinar features three top experts on Minnesota’s older adult opioid epidemic. Topics and objectives include:

  • An overview of Minnesota’s opioid epidemic
  • Minnesota’s response from state government and healthcare
  • Introduction and review of the MN Dept. of Health’s Opioid Dashboard
  • The role of the Aging Network: Prevention, Intervention, Emergency Response and Resources

 

Top Left: Aaron Leppin, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor/Researcher, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic; Aging Policy Fellow, Minnesota Board on Aging
Top Right: Kate Erickson, MSW, Opioid Overdose Prevention Director, Minnesota Department of Health
Bottom Center: Jodie Dvorkin, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement – ICSI

 

 


Related Research links:

Reducing Chronic Opioid Use

Opioid Public Health Emergency & Older Adults

MN Department of Health – Opioid Dashboard
www.health.state.mn.us/opioiddashboard

Expanding Naloxone Access for Preventing Opioid Overdose
http://www.health.state.mn.us/naloxone

Overview of State Planning for Substance Use, Misuse, Substance Use Disorder and Overdose Prevention
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/working-together/state-plans/opioidstateplan.html

Drug Overdose Death Report 2000-2016
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/data/reports/drugoverdose.html

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute, Post-Acute, and Post-Acute Period
https://mn.gov/dhs/opioid-guidelines/

Safe Drop-Box Locations (statewide locator for safe disposal of unused or expired medications)
https://www.pca.state.mn.us/living-green/managing-unwanted-medications

Fast Tracker (statewide locator for substance use disorder treatment)
http://www.fast-trackermn.org/

Identification of Substance Use Disorder (screening tools & diagnostic criteria)
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/opioid-dashboard/identificationofSUD.html

Evidence-based Pain Self-management Programs:
https://yourjuniper.org
www.wellconnectsemn.org (SE MN only)

 

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