CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
At the Buckeye Summit, you’ll connect with thought leaders to discuss how to work within your community to understand the root causes of addiction — and how to address the problem. You’ll hear about promising new ways big data could help better allocate treatment resources across communities, leading to faster, better care for patients.
You’ll meet new public health specialists who work across the state to focus on opioid addiction, recovery, prevention and public education. And you’ll explore how psychological counseling and medicine can work together to treat drug and alcohol addiction. It takes each of us to pull our communities forward. Together, we can tackle this crisis.
Co-Director, Generation Rx Initiative
Associate Director, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention & Recovery
Americans, 12 and older, who’ve misused a prescription painkiller, sedative or stimulant in the past month
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States — and the leading cause of death for people under 50
Americans addicted to opioids
Nearly 3 million Americans are addicted to opioids, and the overdose death rates continue to soar. How did we get here? What do we do? An Ohio State professor of clinical pharmacy shares his insight.
As a land-grant university with extension offices in all 88 Ohio counties, Ohio State is committed to making a difference in enhancing health and well-being within our state and across the nation. At the Buckeye Summit, we invite you to help us create new ways to make an impact. You’ll gain the knowledge, connections and tools to make a difference in your community.