2020 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Virtual Summit: Westat Experts Share Opioid Research
Westat researchers will participate in the virtual Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Virtual Summit, April 14-16, 2020. The summit provides an opportunity for stakeholders to share strategies and discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment to fight the opioid crisis.
Westat is a Gold Sponsor for the event. Our experts in behavioral health, epidemiology, criminal and juvenile justice, and data science will offer data-driven research that inform solutions.
Session: Is It Opioids Alone? An Approach to Exploring Polysubstance Use for Planning and Decisionmaking
Who: Donna Atkinson, Ph.D., Associate Director (presenter); Sandeep Kasat, M.B.B.S. M.P.H., Senior Epidemiologist (presenter); and Nataly Johanson Tello, M.P.H., Research Assistant
When: Wednesday, April 15, 11:15 am - 12 pm EDT
Why: Learn ways communities can analyze, use, and disseminate this information to address the opioid crisis with a more comprehensive approach. We will
- Provide data on demographic distributions, hot-spots, and emerging trends with an emphasis on opioid deaths that involve other substances
- Highlight our Behavioral Health Data Portal where users can access opioid data and products
Poster: Sentencing Outcomes for Minority Women in Relation to Opioid Misuse.
Authors: June Crandall, M.A., May Yamate, M.S., Corinna Bonk, M.P.H., Michelle Flanagan, Michelle Kiser, M.P.A., and Benjamin Korelitz, M.S.
Westat researchers conducted a literature review and an exploratory analysis of U.S. Sentencing Commission data to examine minority women’s experiences in sentencing outcomes for drug offenses that involve opioid use.
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