Source: CEPOP

This monthly call featured discussion of a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, fighting the opioid crisis in rural communities, prescription rates for opioids, a recap of policy priorities and events, and more.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, July 31 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET.

Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.


I. Advocacy Focus Topics

A. Enacting A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in MissouriExecutive Order
Dr. Randall W. Williams, Director, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

B. Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities
Tom Morris, MPA, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, HRSA
Kathryn Umali, MPH, CHES, Director, Community-Based Division, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA

C. Prescription Rates of Opioid Analgesics in Medical Treatment Settings 
Bethany Ranes, PhD, Research Scientist, Butler Center for Research, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

D. Policy Priorities

i. FY18 Budget and Appropriations Update

ii. Obamacare Repeal/Replace Updates

iii. President’s Opioid Commission – Teleconference on Draft Interim Report (July 31st, 4:00pm)


II. Organizational

A. Recap of Recent Events

i. Congressional Briefing on Safe Storage and Disposal of Prescription Opioids (July 13th)

ii. CEPOP MAT Access Roundtable (July 18th) B. Sharing Intel, Participant News, and Updates


Next Quarterly All-Participants In-Person Meeting: Monday, September 25, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST


Download the agenda.