Substance Use Disorder
The national opioid epidemic is severely impacting Indian Country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Indians and Alaska Natives had the highest drug overdose death rates in 2015 and the largest percentage increase in the number of deaths over time from 1999-2015 among all racial and ethnic groups. In some areas, the American Indian and Alaska Native mortality rate due to opioids runs six times that of non-Hispanic whites.
All IHS, Tribal and Urban clinics are invited to attend and participate. We welcome you to submit a case presentation form and/or join the teleECHO clinic. The 1 hour long virtual clinic includes an opportunity to present cases, receive recommendations from specialists and peers, engage in a didactic session and become part of a learning community. Together we can make a difference by ensuring that our people are receiving the care they need, when they need it, in their own community.