The opioid epidemic is having a devastating impact on our community.

Opioid Epidemic, Reliant Medical Group Foundation, Worcester, MALeaders from our Foundation and Reliant’s Department of Population Health are meeting with the city of Worcester and surrounding towns to build local relationships and to develop strategy around addressing the opioid crisis and overdose deaths.

To help strengthen Reliant Medical Group’s resources in the fight against this critical public health issue, proceeds from our 2017 Drive for a Difference auction event will support building better infrastructure to address this issue for our patients. To spearhead these efforts, a Substance Use Nurse Specialist position is being implemented within Reliant’s Office of Population Health to work with individuals who may be at risk.

In addition, the Reliant Foundation is supporting continuing education for providers to raise awareness and increase understanding around Substance Use Disorder and its treatment.