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ADEA Joins the National Academy of Medicine in Countering the Opioid Epidemic

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ADEA is among more than 100 organizations across the United States—including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits and health professional societies—that have joined the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. NAM announced the commitment of these organizations at a meeting of its Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic on April 30.

By making a visible commitment to combating the opioid crisis, these groups join the action collaborative as network organizations. View ADEA’s commitment letter and access the full list of organizations at nam.edu/OpioidNetworkOrgs.

Founded in 2018 in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is a public-private partnership committed to developing, curating and disseminating multi-sector solutions designed to reduce opioid misuse and improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities affected by the opioid crisis. The Action Collaborative is sponsored by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Aetna, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Arnold Ventures, Association of American Medical Colleges, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Foundation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Federation of State Medical Boards, HCA Healthcare, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Published on May 8, 2019

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