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HOUSE, SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEES TO HEAR TESTIMONY ON FIGHTING STATEWIDE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

HOUSE, SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEES TO HEAR TESTIMONY ON FIGHTING THE STATEWIDE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WITH HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES

WHO:       Representative John Mizuno, Chair, House Committee on Health

Senator Rosalyn Baker, Chair, Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health

WHAT:       Info. Briefing on fighting the statewide opioid epidemic with health alternatives

WHEN:     Thursday, January 23 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Hawaii State Capitol / Room 329


Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –The House Committee on Health and the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee will review alternatives in addressing the opioid addiction crisis at 9 a.m. Jan. 23 in room 329 at the State Capitol.


This briefing will provide a snapshot of provider perspectives for alternative treatment modalities that prevent or reduce the abuse of prescribed opioids that alleviate pain from injury or chronic health conditions. The collaboration of alternatives to opioids is based on a model of multi-disciplinary care that is used in other settings referred to as the “quad” model.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency: 200 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose,2,000 Americans suffer an overdose every day,From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose.


In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic the focus will be on supporting healthcare providers in the following categories: Medical Management (20 minutes), Body and Pain Management – Physical Therapy (20 minutes), Acupuncture (20 minutes), Massage Therapy (20 minutes), Transforming to a Quad Model – Department of Health's Hawaii Opioid Initiative on Education, Prevention and Pain Management (20 minutes), and Mind/Behavioral/Cultural Practices (20 minutes).


The hearing will be televised LIVE on ‘Olelo channel 53 and available islandwide.

This event may be viewed online at ‘Ōlelo Community Media


No public testimony will be accepted


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