The nation’s opioid overdose and death epidemic will not end without increased access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for pain, as well as enhanced access to high quality, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders. Please use the tools below to add your voice in calling for increased treatment.
Have you experienced administrative barriers when trying to prescribe non-opioid pain care? @amermedicalassn is listening: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/treatment-contact-form/
@amermedicalassn is looking for ways you’ve helped end the opioid epidemic. Help us end the #opioidepidemic & share your stories: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/treatment-contact-form/
Have you seen innovative treatments make a difference in a patient with a pain and substance use disorder? Have you encountered barriers in prescribing them? Share your story with @amermedicalassn: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/treatment-contact-form/
From improving access to treatment for patients to advocating for multidisciplinary pain care, enhancing education is one of the critical steps physicians can take in helping to end the opioid epidemic. Visit the nation’s only central hub of information recommended by the nation’s medical societies: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/
The American Medical Association’s new education and training platform provides physicians across the country with tools to better treat patients suffering from pain and substance use disorders. Access recommendations from America’s medical societies at https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/
The American Medical Association is working with physicians to remove barriers between effective care and patients in order to end the opioid epidemic. Join the fight and check out our resources and tips for better patient care today: https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/
The [state medical society] has joined the AMA and medical societies across the nation to help show the leadership necessary to end the nation’s opioid overdose and death epidemic. That’s why we have added our resources to a new education and training platform to ensure you have the state- and specialty-specific resources for your practice and your patients. When you visit End the Epidemic (https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org), you’ll have access to the nation’s only central hub of information recommended by the nation’s medical societies.
And in addition to sharing this information with you, we need your help to tell us how the epidemic has impacted your practice and your patients. A new, “share your story” feature will help provide us with real-life examples that we can use in our advocacy efforts.
Each month, we will ask you to share your story on a particular aspect of the epidemic. To begin, we need to hear from you about any/all barriers you and your patients have experienced in accessing treatment. Visit https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org/treatment/treatment-contact-form/ to share your story now.
The American Medical Association is committed to ending the opioid epidemic by working with physicians, health insurers, policymakers and all other stakeholders. We urge you to help us by taking the following actions:
- Use the sample email and blog post to send an email (and post on Facebook) to your physician
- membership promoting the site and the available resources, and asking them to share their stories
- Linking to end-opioid-epidemic.org from your website, and sharing the attached content & images on your social channels
- Sending a joint press release announcing that your organization is partnering with the AMA to end the opioid epidemic
Your work already has been instrumental in helping build the End the Epidemic microsite. Now, we need your help to not only keep the site up to date with the most relevant information from your society, but to capture the stories we all need to advance our advocacy efforts. The AMA will gladly share the information we collect with you.
[ORG NAME] is proud to partner with the American Medical Association on the End the Epidemic campaign. As part of our commitment to end the nation’s opioid epidemic [ORG NAME] is working with the AMA and other partners to share information, provide state and specialty specific training for evidence-based treatment programs, and promote the End the Epidemic (https://www.end-opioid-epidemic.org) website as a resource for physicians to get the education, training and resources they need to end the opioid epidemic.
“Ending the epidemic requires physicians, health insurers, drug manufacturers, and policymakers to work together,” said Patrice A. Harris, MD, chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force.
End the Epidemic provides recommendations from the AMA Opioid Task Force and the nation’s medical societies in one central location, including the opportunity to share physician stories about how the epidemic has impacted your practice and your patients.
Specifically, physicians can use the site to:
- Find and register for state PDMPs
- Training resources for evidence-based treatment by state and specialty
- Find training to provide buprenorphine in-office
- Platform to share treatment stories
- Information on co-prescribing naloxone
- Resources for safe storage and disposal of opioids
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The American Medical Association is the premier national organization providing timely, essential resources to empower physicians, residents and medical students to succeed at every phase of their medical lives. Physicians have entrusted the AMA to advance the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health on behalf of patients for more than 170 years. For more information, visit ama-assn.org.
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