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Federal-State Response to the Opioid Crisis

1:30pm - 2:30pm Tuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as many state governments are looking for innovative solutions to combat the opioid crisis.  This session will focus on how Medicaid policies from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are facilitating the use of health IT to address the crisis, as well as how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using data to help policymakers better understand the epidemic.  Representatives from New Jersey and Rhode Island will provide their state’s perspective, and describe how they are leveraging federal initiatives as well as instituting their own policy solutions to best address the crisis at the local level. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Analyze the intersection of federal and state responses to the opioid crisis and demonstrate how resources are being deployed by each level of government
  • Learn how the federal government is furthering the use of technologies for coordinating care and increasing access to care for individuals struggling with addiction
  • Describe the opportunities for states to employ data, analytics, as well as other information and technology tools in addressing the crisis at the local level


Health Information Technology Specialist,
RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services
New Jersey Department of Health
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ,
Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT
Health Scientist,
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)