NJHA Advocates for Opioid Crisis Solutions in D.C.

Members and staff of the New Jersey Hospital Association were in Washington, D.C., today to advocate for a multi-pronged solution to the opioid epidemic facing the country. 

A priority among the legislative tools available is the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act, based on a model pioneered in New Jersey to promote alternative pain management protocols to limit the use of opioids in hospital emergency departments. The ALTO program was developed at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, in Paterson, and has shown a total reduction of 82 percent of opioid use in the emergency department in two years. Read More.


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