CHCF to Hold Briefing on California Opioid Epidemic Next Month

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) will be holding a briefing on California’s response to the opioid epidemic on Monday, November 27 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the DHCS Auditorium in Sacramento (1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814). The briefing will examine the role of state agencies and other collaborative approaches being utilized throughout the state to address the epidemic, including promoting safer prescribing practices, expanding access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and improving communications between prescribers and providers. Speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Kent, Director, California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
  • Lance Lang, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
  • Melanie Fontes Rainer, JD, Special Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice
  • Karen Smith, MD, Director, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

The event will also be available via telephone and webcast. For more information and to register, visit here.