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HPIO forum to explore what's working to fight addiction in Ohio, neighboring states

 The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is hosting a forum June 26 titled “What’s next in the addiction crisis? Policy, practice and collaboration across the region.”

Speakers at the event will detail recent policy changes in Ohio and neighboring states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan) and present opportunities for improvement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions to identify opportunities for regional collaboration and public-private partnership, and develop an evidence-informed policy agenda.

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. This report identifies nine opportunities for improvement, which will be explored at this forum. 


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