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News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to Host Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN) Capstone Conference June 22–24

June 21, 2021

Harrisburg, PA – The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) will be hosting a virtual Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN) Capstone Conference—“Leveraging Our Expertise to Fight the Opioid Crisis” June 22–24 from 12 p.m–2 p.m. each day. The HAP Opioid LAN supports Pennsylvania’s hospitals in working collectively to identify, create, and disseminate promising practices to measurably increase the number of patients entering evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and reduce overdose deaths.

Participants in the conference will share their insights and knowledge gained from the last 24 months during the collaborative, describe accomplishments in improving opioid used disorder (OUD) care, showcase best practices, and discuss how to move forward into the future. To register for the conference and for more information, people can visit HAP’s website.

United by the common goal of reducing overdose deaths, several hundred health care leaders have engaged in HAP’s LAN. The program utilizes funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and is administrated through Vital Strategies. Together, the learning community worked to identify and scale the solutions necessary to curtail the commonwealth’s overdose crisis.

The conference’s primary objectives are to:

  • Discuss statewide progress in caring for patients with OUD
  • Describe practices from LAN participants
  • Identify relationships and community partnerships that improve caring for patients with OUD
  • Evaluate strategies to sustain and build on improvement in OUD care
  • Examine LAN-informed public policy recommendations

“We are looking forward to this conference showcasing the tremendous work being done by our health care community to combat the opioid crisis,” said Jennifer Jordan, HAP's vice president, regulatory advocacy. “Since this collaborative was launched two years ago, we have learned so much about OUD and these findings are going to put us on a path to help more Pennsylvanians affected, provide them with the right care, and ultimately, save lives.”

The Capstone Conference will be a three-day virtual event with short in-depth sessions each day. The conference also will offer opportunities for networking with faculty, peers, and stakeholders. Attendees will include leaders from hospitals, health systems, physician practices, behavioral health service providers, and treatment centers.

More information about HAP’s Opioid LAN can be found online.

ABOUT HAP:  HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 240 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online at www.haponline.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Chris Daley, HAP, (717) 836-2382, cdaley@haponline.org

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Chris Daley
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