Combating Opioid Addiction

The Healthy Work Center, with support from the Richard & Elizabeth Henby Sutter Visiting Professor of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, was pleased to host Dr. Gary A. Franklin’s talk, “Reversing the Opioid Epidemic, and Delivering More Effective Pain Care: How Collaborative Efforts Can Enhance Healthy Policy Efforts.

To further combat this issue, the Healthy Work Center’s Dr. Ann Marie Dale was recently awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and test methods to reduce opioid use and misuse among working-age people, primarily focusing on the construction industry.