Statewide strategies to address the epidemic
(Karen Smith, Director, CDPH)
10:00 am PDT
Andrew Kolodny, MD, Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, Chief Medical Officer Phoenix House Foundation
10:45 am PDT
Changing the way we approach acute and chronic pain: how to have hard conversations about new starts and tapers (with patients, with family, with doctors)
Corey Waller, MD, Camden Coalition
Andrea Rubinstein, MD, Chief of Pain Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
Lunch and networking: 12:00 - 12:45 pm PDT
1:15 pm PDT
Prescribing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain
Inspire attendees to take action in their communities
Understand state public health approaches to the epidemic
Debunk myths about addiction, buprenorphine and medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
Learn strategies for hard conversations (with patients, families, doctors): alternatives to starting long-term opioids, and managing tapers
Learn strategies to support judicious opioid prescribing, medication-assisted addiction treatment, and naloxone
This convening is co-hosted by CHCF, Partnership HealthPlan of California, and the California Department of Public Health.
About California Health Care Foundation
The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.
CHCF informs policymakers and industry leaders, invests in ideas and innovations, and connects with changemakers to create a more responsive, patient-centered health care system.