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Webinar: Federal Policy and Regulatory Opportunities to Address the Opioid and Overdose Crisis in 2024 (1/25)

January 04, 2024

The past year brought about several major policy changes that aimed to better address the nation’s opioid and overdose crisis. These included the removal of the X-Waiver requirement to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder, as well as the approval of the first 1115 demonstration waivers to use federal Medicaid to pay for certain health care services inside jails, prisons, and youth correctional facilities during the last 90 days of a person’s incarceration. However, with drug overdose deaths rising in the past year to over 110,000 people for the first time, there is still much more needed to be done.

As we look forward to 2024, FORE grantees have identified additional policy and regulatory opportunities that can help stem the tide of the crisis. The Bipartisan Policy Center has been conducting policy analysis and developing educational materials to inform and engage policymakers in Congress and the presidential administration. Their efforts have yielded substantial insights and opportunities for change. In addition, Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, alongside researchers from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, has identified 84 opportunities to align laws and drug policies at the federal, state, and local levels in ways that reduce the risk of overdose and other harms.

Please join us on Thursday, January 25th at 3pm EST as we welcome…

  • Regina LaBelle, JD, Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative
    O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • Richard Frank, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director
    Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy
    The Brookings Institution
  • Michele Gilbert, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst
    Grantee: Bipartisan Policy Center
    Project: Reviewing the SUPPORT Act and FY2023 Omnibus to Assess Federal Levers Addressing the Opioid Crisis
  • Nicolas P. Terry, LLM, Hall Render Professor of Law & Executive Director, Hall Center for Law and Health
    Grantee: Temple University (in collaboration with Indiana University)
    Project: Stop Overdose Deaths: Monitoring Comprehensiveness of State Policy to Prevent Overdose Deaths

… as they discuss recent and anticipated federal legislative and regulatory changes, and their potential impact on the U.S. opioid and overdose crisis.

The webinar will run until 4:15pm to allow for an extended discussion and Q&A session following the presentation.

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