AAMC Urges Support of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2018

June 11, 2018 at 8:43 am | Posted in Advocacy and Gov't Relations, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently released a statement urging people to support the Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 (H.R. 5818, S.2843). The act, sponsored by Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), would provide support for:

“…an additional 1,000 graduate medical education positions over the next five years in hospitals that have, or are in the process of establishing, accredited residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain management, strengthening the health care workforce serving on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic.”

You can read more about the act and watch a series of educational webinars by going to this page on the AAMC website. You can also send a letter to members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the bill by going to this page and filling out a short form.

[Submitted by Gary Atwood, Chair, NAHSL Govt. Relations Comm.]

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