Meeting Archive:
A Public Health Approach to Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

Meeting Description:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every day 44 people in the U.S. die from overdose of prescription painkillers and many more become addicted. Given this burden placed on the nation’s health CDC has characterized prescription drug overdose as an epidemic.  This webinar will feature a high level overview of the science and include federal and state level prevention efforts. The prescriber’s perspective will be presented with a focus on overcoming some of the unique challenges faced in this role. Recognizing the important role of policy in addressing this burden a PDO state legislation tracking system will also be discussed. Ultimately, this webinar will highlight the comprehensive prevention measures necessary to curb this epidemic.
Date: Wed, May 13, 2015
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): American Public Health Association
 Presenter Information
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
American Public Health Association

Noah Aleshire, JD
Policy Analyst, National Center for Injury prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Melissa Hansen
Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures

Adam Pomerleau, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center

Lisa Millett, MHS
Injury and Violence Prevention Section Manager, Oregon Public Health Division