As part of its ongoing work with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic, the ACGME is proud to share a special publication identifying action-oriented priorities to support the goal of an “interprofessional, person- and family-centered approach for the continuum of health professions education to more effectively address the opioid crisis.” The NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic includes more than 60 participants from several sectors working together to reverse the opioid crisis.
The NAM Health Professional Education and Training Workgroup, the group responsible for creating the Special Publication and co-led by ACGME Chief Research, Milestone Development, and Evaluation Officer Dr. Eric Holmboe, identified five action-oriented priorities to make substantive and lasting progress to address the opioid crisis:
The special publication aims to address how education and training can more effectively respond to the current urgent and complex opioid crisis. It consists of a comprehensive literature review and a survey of the regulatory landscape to assess and better understand the current health professional education environment.
Read the full publication on the NAM website, including six chapters discussing the literature review, professional practice gaps, health care providers, and more.