April 2, 2019 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Medical Education Building, Room 1222 LH 4610 X Street Sacramento, CA 95817 ***Lunch will be provided*** Please RSVP to Kirstin Truitt at email@example.com
The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research commemorates 25 years of accomplishments and 50 years of the UC Davis School of Medicine April 4, 2019 4-6 p.m. 2103 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento
You are invited to join us for light refreshments and drinks as we reflect on 25 years of: -Facilitating research -Promoting education -Informing policy about health and healthcare
Please RSVP to Kirstin Truitt at 916.734.7918 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Effort to Offer Treatment for Addiction in California's Emergency Departments
The work Dr. Aimee Moulin is doing to improve the way addiction is treated in emergency departments (EDs) in California hospitals was highlighted in an article in Voxthis month. Dr. Moulin, a CHPR Core Faculty member and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, would like to see addiction treated as the medical condition current understanding of this affliction affecting millions of Americans indicates it is. The Vox articledescribes both obstacles to bringing addiction treatment into the medical mainstream--like the stigma toward drug use, the extra training required for health providers, the paucity of facilities for follow-up care and the out-of-pocket costs for the latter--and the growing body of evidence supporting an ED approach. California is one of several states leading the effort to offer treatment for addiction in EDs, a move meant to treat addiction more like other chronic conditions (such as heart disease or diabetes) are treated. Dr. Moulin is a local leader in this effort.