Please plan to join us for a NCL Health Advisory Council Membership Meeting and Holiday Reception on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Featuring Keynote remarks
Combating the opioid epidemic through provider engagement and the patient perspective
by Rachel Uzlik, CPHQ, Vice President of Clinic Services at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Friday, December 6, 2019
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Nissa Shaffi, NCL
About Keynote Speaker Rachel Uzlik, CPHQ
In light of the opioid crisis, at Twin Cities Orthopedics, researchers wanted to figure out how to change prescription practices. They began tracking 3,000 patients and their prescriptions in 2017 and launched new prescription guidelines for all of its physicians and addressed patient education the next year. Bringing a perspective of a large private practice, Rachel will discuss the research, practice changes and the feedback they received from their patients in their efforts to reduce reliance on opioids in treating pain.
About NCL's Health Advisory Council
The mission of the National Consumers League's Health Advisory Council is to convene a diverse membership to share perspectives and insights, identify common interests, and lay a foundation of support for NCL's work in health-related consumer education and advocacy.