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APRIL 1, 2020
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Launches Healthcare Support Staff Education


JAN. 24, 2020
Opioid Consortium Welcomes Dr. David Streem as Physician Chair


NOV. 1, 2019
Opioid Consortium Launches Online Opioid Education Program for Nurses


SEPT. 6, 2019
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Receives Funding through CDC Grant


SEPT. 5, 2019
Zalar Shares Naloxone Toolkit on The Sound of Ideas


SEPT. 4, 2019
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Launches Online Naloxone Toolkit

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The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium

Housed at The Center for Health Affairs, the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium aims to mitigate the opioid crisis through the Opioid Consortium strategic plan, which includes:

  • Education of hospital employees across the healthcare continuum.
  • Use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Expanded distribution and use of Naloxone.

The Consortium serves as a model hospital system-based and physician-led consortium that significantly reduces the impact of the opioid epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

WHO WE ARE

The establishment of the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium is the result of years of work by community leaders and hospitals to reduce the widespread effect of the heroin and opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio. It is a partnership between: 

  • The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio
  • The Center for Health Affairs
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • MetroHealth
  • Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System
  • St. Vincent’s Charity Medical Center
  • University Hospitals
Thanks to efforts led by the Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, hospital CEOs from the region agreed in 2016 to lead a hospital-specific response to the crisis. In late 2017, the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio became a part of the Opioid Consortium to connect the Academy’s physician membership with the work of the hospitals.
 

ABOUT THE NORTHEAST OHIO HOSPITAL OPIOID CONSORTIUM

Each day, the heroin and opioid crisis continues to decimate communities across the United States, including in Northeast Ohio. Hospitals, law enforcement agencies and mental health providers continue to grapple with addressing the crisis. 

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium works collaboratively to address the region’s opioid epidemic by using these strategies: epidemic in Northeast Ohio by:

  • Sharing and implementing evidence-based practices.
  • Promoting policy changes.
  • Increasing prevention efforts.

LEARN MORE

For more information on the Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium and its work to address the heroin and opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio, please contact us.

Video

Watch our New Video to Learn More about the Opioid Consortium

News

APRIL 1, 2020
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Launches Healthcare Support Staff Education


JAN. 24, 2020
Opioid Consortium Welcomes Dr. David Streem as Physician Chair


NOV. 1, 2019
Opioid Consortium Launches Online Opioid Education Program for Nurses


SEPT. 6, 2019
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Receives Funding through CDC Grant


SEPT. 5, 2019
Zalar Shares Naloxone Toolkit on The Sound of Ideas


SEPT. 4, 2019
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Launches Online Naloxone Toolkit