What’s next in the addiction crisis? Policy, practice and collaboration across the region

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9:00 am-Breakfast, networking and registration
10:00 am-Program

Aladdin Shrine Center
1801 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123

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What is working in the fight against addiction? Find out about policy changes in Ohio and neighboring states and share your ideas for long-term change at an interactive policy forum on June 26, 2018, in Grove City, Ohio (near Columbus).
In April of 2018, HPIO released a report, “Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery,” which provides policymakers and other stakeholders with the information needed to take stock of Ohio’s policy response to the addiction crisis over the past five years. The report identifies nine opportunities for improvement, which will be explored at this forum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions to identify opportunities for regional collaboration and public-private partnership, and to develop an evidence-informed policy agenda to address the following topics:

  • Opioid prescribing limits and guidelines, and PDMPs
  • Non-opioid pain management (including insurance coverage and provider education)
  • School and community-based prevention
  • Behavioral health workforce and treatment capacity
  • Behavioral health parity
  • Health equity and economic conditions, workforce and employers
  • Surveillance and data sharing across sectors and systems

Presentation slides:

CLE material

Breakfast and lunch will be served (vegetarian options available)

Registration, breakfast and networking will begin at 9:00 am, with program starting at 10:00 am.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk ( The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (June 19, 2018). No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 19, 2018. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to June 19, 2018, 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.

CLE credit: This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for CLE credit and has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing legal education.
CEU credit: This course has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers for CEU credit, and has been approved for 4.5 hours of social work CEUs.

This forum is sponsored in part by Peg’s Foundation