Project Title

The Distribution of Opioid Resettlement Funds in Northeast Tennessee

Author Names

Amani PatelFollow

Authors' Affiliations

Amani Patel, Department of Health Science, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Location

Culp Room 217

Start Date

4-6-2022 1:15 PM

End Date

4-6-2022 1:30 PM

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Other - please list

Public Health

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Robert Pack

Additional Sponsors

Andrea Clements

Classification of First Author

Undergraduate Student

Competition Type

Non-Competitive

Type

Boland Symposium

Project's Category

Community Health

Abstract or Artist's Statement

Opioid Use Disorder is defined by the NIH as “the chronic use of opioids that causes clinically significant distress or impairment.” 1 Due to a number of factors, the overuse of opioids has become an epidemic in the United States. In recent years there have been a number of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and other parties who have benefitted from the proliferation of this issue. In most cases, it is up to the states or local governments who receive these funds to determine their best use. The purpose of this Thesis is to analyze the resources recommended by Ballad Health’s Community Health Needs Assessments, and five additional panels of experts in this field, and to compare these recommendations with available resources, along with making recommendations for the distribution and use of funds coming from a number of lawsuits and settlements.

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Apr 6th, 1:15 PM Apr 6th, 1:30 PM

The Distribution of Opioid Resettlement Funds in Northeast Tennessee

Culp Room 217

Opioid Use Disorder is defined by the NIH as “the chronic use of opioids that causes clinically significant distress or impairment.” 1 Due to a number of factors, the overuse of opioids has become an epidemic in the United States. In recent years there have been a number of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and other parties who have benefitted from the proliferation of this issue. In most cases, it is up to the states or local governments who receive these funds to determine their best use. The purpose of this Thesis is to analyze the resources recommended by Ballad Health’s Community Health Needs Assessments, and five additional panels of experts in this field, and to compare these recommendations with available resources, along with making recommendations for the distribution and use of funds coming from a number of lawsuits and settlements.