The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis

Conference: 2017 CCSME Annual Membership Meeting | Building Community Response to the Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: Keynote | The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis
Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Johnson — Director of Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — discussed a number of initiatives the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is supporting to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities facing the challenges of opioid misuse and opioid use disorders, with a special focus on SAMHSA’s efforts. Topics included: expanding access to treatment and recovery services; developing the workforce; improving quality of care; and using technology as a force multiplier.






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