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The Opioid Crisis: Rural and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Effect and Response

Business Audience Diverse Business Group

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.

Join HSAG HIIN for an informational town hall session exploring the opioid crisis in rural communities. An HSAG HIIN subject matter expert John Sorboro, MD, will provide an educational presentation tailored to rural and CAHs, allowing time for questions and answers, and discussion. CAHs are encouraged to share the invitation not only with hospital staff members but with community partners as well (e.g., police, fire, and emergency medical teams).

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Explore the high rates of substance use including opioid use prevalent in rural areas.
  • Discuss factors which contribute to high rates of substance abuse in rural communities.
  • Examine obstacles rural healthcare providers and communities face in dealing with the opioid crisis.
  • Determine opportunities for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery.


John Sorboro, MD, ABPN, Diplomat, ASAM, Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, HSAG

Geoff Granseth, MPH, CIC, Quality Advisor, HSAG HIIN

Martha Ackman, MA, BSN, CPHQ, Quality Advisor, HSAG HIIN

Continuing Education (CE): Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 1 contact hour. Pending approval. There is no charge to attend this event.