Between 1999 and 2016, opioid overdose deaths increased fivefold in the United States. As the country struggles to address this crisis, the complex care field offers a unique approach. Complex care goes beyond a single disease state and has applicability to public health crises, including the current opioid epidemic. It is imperative that the complex care field understands the implications of the opioid epidemic for individuals with complex health and social needs, as well as its potential solutions.

On this webinar, presenters from Harm Reduction Coalition and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers discussed the opioid epidemic within the frame of complex care, as well as policy options for addressing opioid dependence and overdose deaths. Local officials and advocates discussed working in their communities to bring innovative, cross-systems solutions to the crisis.

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This webinar is part of an ongoing series on policy issues in complex care. Past policy webinars include Beyond cost and utilization: Rethinking evaluation strategies for complex care programs and The 1115 Impact: The role of Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers in complex care.