Enhancing physician education
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The AMA wants to hear directly from physicians how they are responding to the nation’s opioid epidemic. By sharing your story, you will help inform AMA advocacy in our work on behalf of physicians and patients.
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The AAP has been a member and active participant in the AMA’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse. The AAP is involved in the task force’s efforts to:
• educate physicians about safe opioid prescribing practices;
• educate state policymakers about the importance of effective prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs);
• educate physicians about the importance of using PDMPs; and
• encourage widespread community access of naloxone.
The AAP is a partner in this campaign, which was launched in 2012 by The Partnership at Drugfree.org. The Medicine Abuse Project aims to curb the abuse of medicine. The Web site houses a suite of comprehensive resources tailored to parents, health professionals, educators, and community leaders, to help them learn about and address the problem.
Access state-by-state and national fact sheets that examine the intersection of the opioid epidemic, child welfare systems, and child health. These fact sheets also offer policy solutions that can support vulnerable children and families at both the state and federal level.