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Webinars Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

Increasing Access to Opioid Agonist Treatment: An Innovative, Cross-Sector Approach


1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET | February 25, 2021

The opioid overdose epidemic remains one of the most urgent public health issues in the United States today, killing 50,000 people every year and contributing to a variety of other health complications. Despite the proven effectiveness of utilizing opioid agonist treatment (OAT)  for those experiencing an opioid use disorder, a multitude of structural and policy barriers prevent them from accessing treatment. Attend this webinar to learn about an innovative, multi-sector approach to identifying and removing barriers to OAT in eight sectors: health care, the criminal legal system, family law, housing, zoning, transportation, education and youth, and employment—as outlined in the newly released paper, A Cross Sector Approach to Removing Legal and Policy Barriers to Opioid Agonist Treatment.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Obtain specific recommendations for measures that can be taken within a variety of sectors to increase access to OAT for those experiencing an opioid use disorder
  • Learn why a multi-sector approach, in which experts from various sectors and institutions collaborate to share information and develop effective and enduring solutions, can be particularly powerful in addressing public health issues


  • Leslie Zellers, JD, Consultant, Public Health Policy and Law


  • Donna E. Levin, JD, National Director, Network for Public Health Law
  • Eric Gorovitz, JD, MPH, Principal, Adler & Colvin
  • John Sobotik, JD, Assistant General Counsel, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Kellen Russoniello, Senior Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance

CLE credits will not be offered for this webinar.