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Population Health Focus on ER/Hospital Programming for Addiction and Opioid Intervention

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Moderator: Keith Kocher, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School & Director of Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC)

Beth Schweitzer, MPH, MCHES, Health Commissioner, Seneca County OH General Health District

Eve D. Losman, MD, MHSA, Assistant Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan 

Eric Zgodzinski, DrPH, MPH, RS, CPH, Health Commissioner, Toledo-Lucan County OH Health Department

Addiction and opioid-related health issues cross all socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, and geographic boundaries. Clinical protocols and access to resources to address addiction and opioid-related health issues vary by county. Healthcare organizations must ensure their providers are educated on patient stabilization and providing a secure environment for other patients, providers, and visitors to ensure equitable high-quality care to all. Education for healthcare providers about the resources available for patients with addiction and opioid health issues will help reduce the disparities in care for these patients and support progress towards organizational excellence and long-term financial viability.

The program is focused on:

1) briefly identifying the variety of addiction and opioid diagnoses that are prevalent even across certain age groups that are presented in today’s ER environments

2) establishing clinical protocols for patient stabilization

3) the need for establishing a secure environment for other patients, providers, and visitors

4) immediate response to care

5) ongoing community programming and coordination of resources to address these problems

This program has been developed and is presented locally by MCACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program. You must attend the entire live 90-minute webinar to get face-to-face credits. Listening to the recording does not count towards face-to-face credits, but you can earn qualified credits.


$25 MCACHE Member

$35 Non-Member

$10 Student


Registering for this program is a two-step process. You must complete both steps or you won’t receive the link to join.

1) Purchase a ticket through Constant Contact


2) You must register on the ACHE platform to complete your registration in order to have access to the login credentials for the April 15 program. If you are not an ACHE member when you click on the link you will see “Create an ache.org account” click there and with your email address, you can open an account. There is no additional cost associated with this second step and you don’t have to be an ACHE member to attend.


Registration closes on April 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT and there are no refunds after this date. The webinar is limited to 75 participants per ACHE guidelines. 



April 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm