Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!
“Opioids, Addiction, and Medication Safety: Balancing Solutions at the Intersection of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Policy”
Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D.
University of Rhode Island
Thursday, February 1, 2018
12:30 – 1:30pm
To attend this lecture, please RSVP
Pharmacists are public health providers who implement solutions for ensuring safe and effective opioid use, recognition and prevention of opioid misuse, education and response to opioid overdose with naloxone, and treatment of opioid use disorder. In addition to opioid use disorder prevention and treatment, pharmacists provide harm reduction through nonprescription syringe sales, syringe and drug disposal. However, even as pharmacists have gained the authority to recommend and dispense naloxone, implementation has lagged, stigma remains a concern, and education and training are not integrated into curricula nor are taught interprofessionally. Financial, insurance, and other policy barriers to naloxone, harm reduction, and medications for addiction treatment in pharmacies are also concerns. This presentation will describe data on different interventions that increase patient engagement with pharmacy staff about naloxone, identify current strategies for naloxone-based trainings for pharmacists and patients, and outline the behavioral and psychological barriers and facilitators to pharmacy-based naloxone distribution.
- UConn Allied Health Sciences
- UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
- UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- UConn Department of Communication
- UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
- UConn School of Business
- UConn School of Medicine
- UConn School of Pharmacy
- UConn School of Social Work
For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP. Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.
View the live stream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.
About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.