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Opioid Crisis

Member Hospitals Identify Evidence-Based Interventions

Ohio hospitals are at the forefront of collaborations addressing issues of prescribing patterns, partnering with local resources and agencies and promoting the best and most comprehensive treatment available for the estimated 110,000 Ohioans currently suffering with an addiction to opioids. OHA in 2017 launched the Opioid Response Initiative. Leveraging the association’s data on Ohio hospital encounters, OHA analysts pinpointed communities and hospitals disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic.

Thanks to support from the Cardinal Health Foundation and Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, we are leading several projects to support hospitals and communities in fighting the opioid crisis.