The Opioid Epidemic & America’s Pathway to Recovery

Date/Time:
Tuesday
February 19th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Death from opioid overdoses is now the #1 cause of accidental deaths in the United States, with 72,000 lost lives last year, and over 2 million Americans struggling with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).  Despite this growing epidemic, it’s estimated that only 15% of those affected get access to the effective care they need, due to an overloaded system, lack of evidence-based care standards and insurance coverage issues.  Come join us to understand the magnitude of the problem, and how Shatterproof seeks to transform the way we prevent, treat, and provide more effective coverage to combat this crisis.

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Rotarian Andrew Rowe is Chairman & CEO of AllMed Healthcare Management, a Portland-based company which partners with leading US healthcare providers to improve the quality and integrity of healthcare, through evidence-based clinical decision making services, including treatment for addition recovery.  Andrew is an Advisory Board Member and Ambassador for Shatterproof, a national non-profit based in New York which is leading the way on this important topic, with an aggressive policy agenda, targeted programs and partnerships with top US healthcare organizations.