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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Communities

Expert panelists from our 2018 Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities discuss steps towards addressing the opioid epidemic.

 

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With millions of Americans being affected by the opioid crisis, CMS OMH is working to combat the epidemic and address behavioral health concerns among minority populations.

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Communities 
This short highlight video features panelists from the CMS OMH Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities discussing the opioid epidemic in minority communities.

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Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities 
The CMS OMH Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities discussed partnerships and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and better address behavioral health in minority populations. CMS OMH co-hosted the forum with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity.

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CMS Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic [PDF, 291 KB]
Use the CMS Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic to learn about CMS's three-pronged approach to combating the opioid epidemic: focus in on prevention of new cases of opioid use disorder, treat patients who have already become dependent on or addicted to opioids, and utilize data from across the country to target prevention and treatment activities.

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Reducing Opioid Misuse
Learn about promoting safe and responsible pain management, helping patients access treatment for opioid use disorder, and using data to target prevention and treatment.

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Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool
Use this interactive Mapping Tool to explore geographic comparisons of the Part D opioid prescribing rate at the state, county, and ZIP code-levels.

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Opioid Crisis
Visit the Opioid Crisis webpage to find information about overdose prevention, treatment and data, as well as find links to the CMS Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic and 2018 public health declarations.

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HHS National Opioids Crisis Webpage
Visit HHS' National Opioids Crisis webpage to find more information and resources on the opioid crisis, including HHS' five-point strategy for combating the opioid addiction, crisis statistics, relevant articles, and real stories from providers, survivors and caregivers.

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The Office of the Surgeon General
SurgeonGeneral.gov provides an advisory on the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone, and opioid overdose by highlighting information for patients and the public, and information for prescribers, substance use disorder treatment providers, and pharmacists.

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The White House and the Truth Campaign
Visit the Opioids: The Crisis Next Door initiative website to share your opioid-related story by uploading a video about overcoming addiction, volunteering at a recovery center, or working as a family to help a loved one get on the path to recovery.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Use the USDA's opioid Misuse Resource Map to discover opioid-related projects that have been completed by USDA-partner agencies across the United States and testimonial videos from advocates sharing stories of prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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