Addressing addiction: Policy prescriptions to prevent opiate abuse and tobacco use

Tuesday September 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Aladdin Shrine Center
1801 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123

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According to the 2017 Health Value DashboardOhio ranks 46 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia on health value. This means that Ohioans are living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states.

Given that drug overdoses, cancer and heart disease are leading causes of death in Ohio, addictions to opiates and nicotine are two of the greatest challenges to health and well-being in the state. This forum will explore addiction across the life course and identify evidence-based policy options to reduce opiate and tobacco use, including examples of effective strategies from other states.

Presentation slides

Greatest challenges from the Health Value Dashboard,” Amy Bush Stevens, MSW, MPH, Vice President, Healthcare System and Innovation Policy, HPIO

“The science of addiction: Adolescent exposure and the trajectory of addiction,” Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM, President & Chief Medical Officer, BrightView

Paying for addiction: The role of Medicaid in reducing tobacco use and opiate abuse,” Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research, George Washington University

Federal and state policy landscape and successes from other states,” Micah Berman, JD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Law, The Ohio State University

Pain, anxiety and aging: Overprescribing and polypharmacy in the aging population,” Donovan Maust, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

* Micah Berman, The Ohio State University
* Leighton Ku, George Washington University 
* Donovan Maust, University of Michigan
* Shawn Ryan, BrightView

Panelist Include:
* Gretchen Hammond, Mighty Crow Media
* Larry Graham, Mercy Behavioral Health
* Cameron McNamee, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

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Lunch with be served (vegetarian options available)

Registration begins at 9 am, with program starting at 9:30 am.

The forum general attendance fee is $65. For additional fee options, please see the registration page. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk at The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (Sept. 19, 2017). A cancellation fee of $15 will be deducted from your refund for all cancellations received after Sept. 19. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on Sept. 26, you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

Note for State Employees and Legislators: Forum registration fee can be waived for all State of Ohio executive branch employees, legislators and staff. However, state employees, legislators and staff that are reportable persons should note that their attendance at the event is subject to JLEC disclosure if their forum registration fee is waived.

Reportable persons are required to file a financial disclosure form (FDS) with JLEC. If you are unsure whether or not you are reportable, please consult your legal counsel.

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