ACEP Promotes Opioid Initiative

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On Thursday, ACEP Board member, Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, and ACEP Congressional Affairs staff met with Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) office to promote solutions for the nationwide opioid epidemic. The focus of the discussion was the “Alternatives to Opioids” (ALTO) program and its three components (prevention, harm reduction, and detox and recovery) established by Dr. Rosenberg and his team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (Paterson, NJ). Dr. Rosenberg, ACEP and St. Joseph’s are advocating for ALTO to become a model, alternative approach to addressing the opioid crisis. Promoting collaborative legislative action with federal lawmakers is part of ACEP’s ongoing Leader Visit Program in Washington, DC