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From Crisis to Opportunity: Touchpoints to Expand Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Public health seminar series

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: IPHAM  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


More than 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2022, most linked to opioids. Despite the availability of effective medications for opioid use disorder and harm reduction programs, services are often not available to people in crisis. Based on Dr. Saloner's research, this talk will give an overview of policies that can increase access to services at key touchpoints such as residential rehab programs and in jails and prisons.

Brendan Saloner, PhD
Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brendan Saloner, PhD, is a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management, with a joint appointment in Mental Health. His research focuses on the intersection between health and social policy, particularly on the role of health insurance in promoting access to care, financial protection, and wellness. Dr. Saloner has extensive research focused on the financing, organization, and delivery of mental health and substance use treatment among children, adolescents, and young adults. He is interested in the transformation of public sector behavioral health and primary care health systems under the Affordable Care Act, as well as applied ethical issues related to equitable health care financing and the design of health insurance.

This webinar is hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University. For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website:

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