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Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

Dr. Shannon Frattaroli and colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health launched a massive open online course (MOOC) on the opioid epidemic. Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact features ten online modules that provide learners with evidence-based and actionable solutions to curbing the epidemic at the local, state, and national level.

The course curriculum builds off the 2017 report “Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact” prepared by the Bloomberg School and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. Learners can enroll at any time and complete coursework at their own pace. After completion, students will be able to identify data sources for information about the opioid epidemic, identify key pharmaceutical players, understand the impact of prescription drug monitoring programs and explain the roles of prescribing guidelines, safe storage, treatment and reducing stigma.

Dr. Frattaroli, the course’s lead instructor, is associate professor in the Bloomberg School’s department of health policy and management and core faculty in The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, for which substance use and overdose are a priority focus area.

Enrollment is ongoing. Learn more about the course here.