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CWCS Webinar: “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” (12-2 EDT, July 23)

The NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) is hosting a webinar on “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” from 12-2 EDT on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Prescription drug abuse and overdoses are a major public health concern.   The CDC reports that opioid overdose deaths in particular have quadrupled since 1999, with more than 16,600 deaths in 2010 alone. Many states have taken steps to control opioid use in their workers’ compensation systems by limiting opioid availability, educating health care providers on responsible opioid prescribing, and increasing awareness among injured workers

During this July 23rd webinar, a number of speakers will discuss their prescription drug abuse prevention activities, emerging issues, and opportunities for future collaborations:

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Drs. Rita Noonan, Noah Aleshire, David Sugerman, and Kun Zhang
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM): Dr. Kathryn Mueller
Washington Labor and Industries (WA LNI): Dr. Gary Franklin
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OHBWC): Dr. John Hanna

12:00- Introductions
12:05- NCIPC
12:25- ACOEM
12:45- WA LNI
1:05- OHBWC
1:25- General Q/A session
1:55- Wrap-Up


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Workers’ Compensation Surveillance Funding Opportunity

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has announced a Workers’ Compensation Surveillance Funding Opportunity.

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to compile, analyze, and disseminate workers’ compensation (WC) data to promote the prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and exposures to hazards within the states and throughout the nation. The WC Surveillance Cooperative Agreements are intended to provide state health and state WC agencies and other eligible organizations and businesses the resources to initiate or expand state-based WC surveillance and intervention activities.

NIOSH intends to commit approximately $5.4 million in new money over a period of six years to fund up to 9 states/grantees for three consecutive years (project period) per state. An applicant state may request up to $200, 000 in total costs per 12-month budget period. The application due dates follow: August 29, 2014, August 31, 2015, August 29, 2016 by 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. A one-time resubmission application is allowed.

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