Moving further, faster, together... HAP's Opioid Learning Action Network
The HAP Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN) is a two-year project designed to bring the commonwealth's hospitals together to adopt evidenced-based best practices to prevent overdoses and help patients recover. This effort is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies' $50 million grant to address the opioid crisis nationally.
The existing approach to the opioid epidemic is often fragmented and diffuse. While individual hospitals and health systems are making meaningful progress through different clinical pathways and by closing local access gaps, these efforts can be better coordinated, measured, and executed together. This can be done without legislation or regulation that, however well-intentioned, may result in unintended consequences or become quickly out of date.
HAP launched the LAN program with a kick-off conference during late August. That conference was the first in a series of in-person events, webinars, and breakout group meetings to help participating hospitals work together to address individual hospital and community needs as well as the larger, statewide opioid crisis.
The Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians serves in an advisory capacity for this project and several clinical champions are dedicating their expertise as well. The project will be evaluated by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Whether your organization is getting started in the fight against overdose deaths, or already has initiatives in place, HAP's Opioid LAN will accelerate your progress to improved outcomes. With funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, administrated through Vital Strategies, HAP is offering all hospitals this free, no-cost program to support and build on their great work to go further, faster, together.